Teen Issues

Local Crisis Centers and Help Services Hotlines

  • Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline, opens a new window
    1 (408) 278-4204 (Toll Free)
  • Bill Wilson Center
    Crisis Line (408) 850-6125
    Provides a variety of services including counseling for teens in crisis, a runaway shelter, drug prevention program, independent living skills training.
  • Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Suicide & Crisis Service
    • San Jose - (408) 279-3312
    • North County - (650) 494-8420
    • South County - (408) 683-2482
  • Eastfield Ming Quong Crisis Hotline
    (408) 379-9085
  • Parental Stress
    (408) 279-3000
  • Pregnancy Hotline
    (415) 964-8093
  • Rape Hotline
    (408) 397-3000
  • Social Advocates for Youth
    (408) 253-3540

National Crisis Centers and Help Services Hotlines

  • The Trevor Project
    Trevor Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386 (Toll Free)
    Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    24 Hours - 988 (Toll Free)
    Suicide prevention hotline, available in Spanish and with a special option for veterans.
  • National Runaway Safeline
    1 (800) 621-4000 (Toll Free)
    The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
  • AIDS/HIV Nightline
    (800) 273-2437
  • Poison Control Center
    (800) 876-4766

Drug Information

  • Facts on Drugs
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse created this site to educate teens on the science behind drug abuse.
  • Teen Drinking
    This website offers an overview of the many aspects of underage drinking both from a medical and a societal angle.
  • Above the Influence
    Offers drug education and prevention information created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy).
  • Marijuana Facts
    Answers many questions that teens may have about marijuana.
  • Medline Drugs
    This website is a great source of information about prescription drugs, herbs, and supplements.

Sex and Sexuality Information

  • Teen Sexual Health
    An overview of teen sexual health issues from Medline Plus
  • Teen Sexual Orientation
    The Palo Alto Medical Foundation answers questions about sexual orientation.
  • Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood provides various relationship and sexuality information
  • Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center
    Has information about youth programs that support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning youth in Santa Clara County.
  • Cope Care Deal
    Recognizes personal strengths, warning signs, and facts about mental health disorders
  • GoAskAlice!
    Provides question and answers on many topics, with a health focus
  • Teens Health
    Contains advice and info about health, relationships, and growing up.
  • Teens Health FX
    Answers questions on teen health and gives personalized answers that address your questions.
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