If you, a friend, a family member, or someone you know is in need of support, there are resources are available:
To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA): To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Address: PO Box 2203, Melbourne FL 32909
Phone: (321) 499-3901
Turning Point CT: Their mission is to empower teens and young adults in their search for emotional and mental health. They help you learn about treatment models, local community supports, and state and national resources. They connect you with other teens and young adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, addiction, mood swings, eating disorders, substance abuse, or any form of emotional distress or mental illness.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: This site is organized to help you find what you are looking for, whether you are a teen, middle or high school teacher, or parent. The purpose of this site is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens.
Proud2BMe: Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens that covers everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
The Body Project: The Body Project is a dissonance-based body acceptance intervention project which is backed by two decades of research and evaluation data. The intervention consists of verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which participants voluntarily critique our culture’s appearance-ideal promoted for females during four or six weekly sessions.
The Trevor Project: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Advocates for Youth: Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.
Phone: 202 419 3420
Youth Matters Philly. Find What You Need When You Need It: A web app designed to help vulnerable Philly youth locate & rate community resources