7-12 Student Resources
Let’s be real! Being a youth in today’s world is difficult. It's not easy to grow up in such a fast-paced world, with pressures from social media, friends and classmates, school, sports, family, and much more. You are faced with family hardships, social acceptance, and now COVID-19. With all the quarantine time and social distancing that has been set in place, it is difficult to spend time with friends, connect with family members, and get out to enjoy the world around you.
If you are faced with new or heightened hardships, and feel lost without someone to talk with or not knowing where to turn, explore our resource pages with video links, tips, and helplines to serve you!
Need Immediate Help?
The National Crisis Lifeline
A free 24-hour lifeline available to anyone in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
Lifeline – Call or Text:
9-8-8 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Spanish Lifeline - Call:
Happens When I Contact the National Crisis Lifeline?
A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline Crisis Center closest to you will answer the phone or respond to your text. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Remember, your call is confidential and free.
Helplines, Apps, & Groups
Link’s National Resource Center for
Suicide Prevention and Aftercare (LINK-NRC)
Provides suicide-related community education in the areas of prevention, intervention, aftercare, and support.
National Hopeline Network
This national crisis hotline automatically connects people who are depressed or suicidal (or those who are concerned about a loved one) to a CONTACT USA or AAS certified crisis center.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
SAVE is dedicated to the prevention of suicide through public awareness and education. In addition to wanting to reduce the stigma associated with suicide, SAVE serves as a resource to those who have been touched by someone’s suicide.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.
Survivors of Suicide
A place for survivors and friends of survivors to share their struggles after losing a loved one to suicide.
The Trevor Lifeline
Text “START” to 678-678
A national 24-hour, toll-free hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
To Write Love On Her Arms
This is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
To learn more about suicide and to get help, consider the following resources:
A teen-to-teen confidential hotline that provides personal education and support for teenagers.
Teenagers can call every evening from 8:00pm-12:00am, or they can text TEEN to 839-863.
The Jason Foundation
Dedicated to the prevention of the silent epidemic of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
An online resource that helps parents and educators raise awareness about youth suicide and attempted suicide through the development and promotion of educational training programs. The site also offers resources for teenagers who are contemplating suicide.