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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the launch of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-TALK along with a web site www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The national hotline is part of the National Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) - a collaborative effort led by SAMHSA that incorporates the best practices and research findings in suicide prevention and intervention with the goal of reducing the incidence of suicide nationwide.

The Following Are Resources In Lexington, KY For Youth Who Are At Risk.
If You Need Help, Please Use Them!

Local Teen Numbers for help or treatment
Support Groups
National Hotlines
Resources for Survivors
Mental Health Resources

Local Teen Numbers for help or treatment

  • Suicide: 1-800-SUICIDE
  • Rape: (859) 253-2511
  • 24 Hour Youth Help Line: 1-888-837-3964
  • Comprehensive Care: (859) 233-0444 (24 hour hotline)
  • Hispanic Services: (859) 246-6436
  • Pregnancy Help Center: (859) 278-8469
  • The Ridge: (859) 269-2325 or 1 (800) 753-HOPE (4673)
  • The Samaritan Center for Behavioral Health: 1 (800) 776-COPE (2673)
  • University of Kentucky Adolescent Medicine: (859) 323-5643
  • University of Kentucky Crisis Line: (859) 257-1587
  • Child Abuse: The Cabinet for Families and Children: (859) 245-5258
  • Children's Advocacy Center (Child Abuse): (859) 225-5437
  • Crimes Against Children: (859) 258-3690
  • Safe Place - M.A.S.H. Drop Inn: (859) 254-2501
  • For emergencies, contact your local Police Dept.: 911

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Support Groups

  • Al-Anon/Alateen: (859) 277-1877
  • Eating Disorders: (859) 263-4633
  • Grief Support Groups: Hospice: (859) 277-2700
  • Teen Outpatient Alcohol Groups: (859) 281-2108

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National Hotlines

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse: 1 (800) 252-6465
  • Child Abuse: 1 (800) 752-6200
  • Domestic Violence: 1 (800) 799-7233
  • HIV/AIDS: 1 (800) 342-2437
  • Suicide: 1 (800) 928-8000
  • Youth Crisis: 1 (800) 448-4663

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Resources for Survivors

  • AAS (American Association of Suicidology)
    4201 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 408
    Washington, DC 20008
    Phone: (202) 237-2280
    www.suicidology.org

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
    New York, New York 10005
    TOLL-FREE: (888) 333-AFSP
    www.afsp.org

  • The Compassionate Friends
    Bereaved Parents and Siblings
    PO Box 3696
    Oak Brook, IL 60521
    Phone: (630) 990-0010
    www.thecompassionatefriends.org

  • Friends for Survival
    Sacramento, CA
    Phone: (916) 392-0664
    www.friendsforsurvival.org

  • The Jason Foundation
    116 Maple Row Blvd. Suite C
    Henderson, TN 37075
    Phone: (615) 264-2323
    www.jasonfoundation.com

  • Kristin Brooks Hope Center and The National Hopeline Network
    609 E. Main St. #112
    Purcellville, VA 20132
    1 (800) 442-HOPE
    www.livewithdepression.org
    www.hopeline.com

  • Light for Life Foundation International
    P.O. Box 644
    Westminster, CO 80036-0644
    Phone: (303) 429-3530
    www.yellowribbon.org

  • NOPCAS (National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide)
    4715 Sargent Road, N.E.
    Washington, D.C. 20017
    TOLL-FREE: 1 (866) 899-5317
    www.nopcas.com

  • National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare
    A project of The Link Counseling Center;
    348 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Phone: (404) 256-2919
    www.thelink.org

  • OASSIS - Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services
    4541 Burlington Place, NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    Phone: (202) 363-4224

  • SA \ VE - Suicide Awareness \ Voices of Education
    9001 E. Bloomington, Suite 150
    Bloomington, MN 55420
    Phone: (952) 946-7998
    Fax: (952) 829-0841;
    www.save.org

  • Suicide Information and Education Center (SIEC)
    201-1615 10th Ave.
    Calgary, Alberta Canada T3C0J7
    Phone: (403) 245-3900
    www.suicideinfo.ca

  • The Jed Foundation
    583 Broadway #8B
    New York, NY 10012
    Phone: (212) 343-0016
    www.jedfoundation.org

  • The Samaritans
    PO Box 1259
    Madison Square Station
    New York, NY 10159
    Phone: (212) 677-3009
    www.samaritansnyc.org

  • SPANUSA (Suicide Prevention Action Now USA, Inc.)
    PO Box 73368
    Washington, DC 20056
    Phone: (202) 294-8132
    www.spanusa.org

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