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Post by thief of dreams » Mon May 24, 2004 3:52 am

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Crisis Line
24 hours a day, every day
800.448.3000, or for TDD 800.448.1833
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If you are in crisis, 1st call 911 while you're looking in the front of your local yellow pages the local suicide prevention hotline or crisis center or try your local Gay & Lesbian Center, which usually offers referrals for counseling, domestic violence and suicide prevention.. If you can't get through to any of those, try one of the crisis line below. Also, visit http://www.metanoia.org/suicide which contains conversations and writings for suicidal persons to read, gay youth suicide at http://www.virtualcity.com/youthsuicide . If you're feeling at all suicidal, be sure to read this page. It might just save your life.


AIDS Teen Hotline - 4-8pm CST - 800.234.TEEN

AIDS Hotlines: US Public Health Service - 24-hours 800.342.2437. Spanish speaking: 24-hours 800.344.7332. Hearing impaired: 24-hours 800.243.7889

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline 800-ALCOHOL

American Association of Suicidology National Suicide Hotline - 24-hours 800.SUICIDE (784.2433)

American Psychological Association Public Education Line. This is a toll-free call, and the number has a live operator answering 24 hours a day, seven days a week (if you press "10"). After an initial discussion, they will connect you to the American Psychological Association chapter in your state, who will give you a local referral to PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY. Most state APA chapters keep normal business hours. 800.964.2000 or http://www.helping.apa.org

American Psychiatric Association Answer Center. Contacting this number is a toll call, and live operators are only available from 8:30am to 6:00pm EST. Otherwise it's somewhat similar to the 1-800 line discussed immediately before. The operator will refer you to the American Psychiatric Association chapter in your state, but you are required to hang up and dial that number; they cannot automatically connect you. The state chapters, which are open during normal business hours, can refer you to Psychiatrists Only. 202.682.6000 or http://www.psych.org

Boys Town National Crisis Line - 24 hours a day, every day: the only national crisis line that children and parents can call with any problem, any time. You can refer troubled familise to the Hotline which is staffed by caring pofessionals. 800.448.3000, or for TDD call 800.448.1833

California Missing Children - 800.222.3463

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov

Child Find/A Way Out - 800.292.9688

Child Find of Am, PO Box 277, New Platz, NY 12561 800.426.5678

Childhelp USA's National Child Abuse Hotline - 800.422.4453

Children of the Night, Short term crisis - 800.551.1300

Children's Rights of America Youth Crisis Hotline - 800.442.4673

Cocaine Helpline - 800.262.2463

Consumer Product Safety Commission Notify about products, cribs, children's toys that are dangerous or easily broken. 800.638.CPSC.

Contact Literacy Center National Literacy Hotline - 800.228.8813

Counseling On-Line: http://www.befrienders.org/email.html (A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service by the Samaritans) Also, kidshelp.sympatico.ca A service for young people - also addresses issues other than suicide.

Covenant House Nineline, 24 hour crisis 800.999.9999 (800.999.9915 TTY), is a national crisis hotline for youth under-21 and their families. Since 1987, our crisis workers have provided timely, and sometimes lifesaving, intervention for those in need. Our referral database of more than 26,000 agencies allows us to connect those in need with the local agencies best equipped to help them. In the past year our workers answered over 61,000 crisis calls and provided more than 11,000 referrals. Our website provides educational pieces addressing youth issues for kids and people who want to help kids http://www.covenanthouse.org/nineline or Nineline@covenanthouse.org (1/02)

Crisis for the Physically & Mentally Challenged - 800.426.4263 (Regional-not sure what region.)

Florida - First Call For Help 954.467.6333 24 hours

Gay Youth Suicide - http://www.virtualcity.com/youthsuicide/

Grief Recorvery Helpline - 6a-9p PST - 800.445.4808

Homosexuals Anonymous - 800.288.4237

Incest Survivors - 505.521.4260

IYG - peer counseling for gay, lesbian & bisexual youth - 800.347.8336

Kidshelp: http://kidshelp.sympatico.ca/en/ - a service for young people which also addresses issues in addition to suicide.

Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN). This is a toll-free call -- and can also be accessed by dialing 1-877-495-0009. Live operators are available from 8:30am to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The operator will first ask you if you've tried to obtain help through your private health insurance plan. However, this number also provides referral to public mental health clinics near your home; you'll have to hang up and re-dial to the local number they give you. The KEN line is run by the Federal

Government's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 800.789.2647 or http://www.mentalhealth.org

The Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line - http://www.youthline.ca/index.htm

Louisiana - Our House - 888.442.TEEN or 318.343.TEEN 24 hours a day help, sucide, information for Region VIII includes Monroe, West Monroe, Calhoun http://www.teen-help.com/

Maine HIV/AIDS Maine Teen Hotline 800.851.2437 Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free call in Maine

Mental Health Crisis Line- 800.222.8220

Metanoia - Contains conversations and writings for suicidal persons to read. If you're feeling at all suicidal, be sure to read this page before you take any action. It might just save your life. http://www.metanoia.org/suicide

National Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline - 800.252.6465

National AIDS Hotline - English - 800.342.2473; Spanish - 800.344.7432

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - 24-hour hotline at 800.843.5678 and see Missing Children

National Child Abuse Hotline - 800.422.4453

National Child Pornography Tipline and CyberTipline - Handles calls fromindividuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children through the production and distribution of pornography. 800.843.5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com

National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence - 800.222.2000

National Crisis Helpline - for use in locating the nearest crisis service in the United States - 800.999.9999

National Hopeline Network, The Hope Line connects people in immediate distress to a Crisis Center. Calls are answered by certified counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When the system is fully operational, your call should be routed to a center nearest your home. A trained counselor should answer within two or three rings, or about 20 to 30 seconds, from the moment you dial 800.SUICIDE or http://www.hopeline.org

National Life Center Hotline/Pregnancy Hotline - 800.848.5683

National Network of Runaway & Youth Services. Networks with youth shelters and other community based groups. 1319 F St NW #401, Washington, DC 20004 202.783.7949

National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse - 800.KIDS.006

National Runaway Switchboard operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members. All services are free and available 24 hours every day. and include: Crisis Intervention, Message relay between runaways and their parent/legal guardian, Referrals and conference to community-based resources such as counseling, support groups, alternative housing, and health care, Home Free program in partnership with Greyhound Buslines, Inc. to help runaways return home to their families, Education and outreach services, Free NRS promotional materials for distribution at community events, school assemblies, and health fairs. 24 hr Crisis 800.621.4000 info@nrscrisisline.org or http://www.nrscrisisline.org (1/01)

National Victim Center Infolink - M-F 8:30a-5:30p - 800.FYI.CALL

National Youth Crisis Hotline CA - crisis for runaways & parents needing immediate assistance - 800.448.4663

New Hampshire Headrest Teenline 800.639.6095 24 hours Free call from anywhere in New Hampshire and Vermont

Oklahoma TEENLINE 800.522.8336 Hours: noon to midnight This number is available throughout the US

On Line Counseling is available at the following addresses and sites: Samaritans http://www.befrienders.org/email.html (A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service) and http://kidshelp.sympatico.ca/en/ - a service for young people which also addresses issues in addition to suicide. Talk to a therapist online - this is a list of over 200 psychotherapists and other professionally trained counselors who will interact with you via the Internet. Some can respond within 24-36 hours. Most charge a small fee but can be worth it. Be sure to read the background information.

Out Youth Often Helpline - 800.969.6884

Poison Control Center - California - 24 hour crisis line - 800.8POISON (76-4766) or http://www.calpoison.org (3/00)

Samaritans http://www.befrienders.org/email.html A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service. The Samaritans - trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support. You can call a volunteer on the phone, or e-mail them. Confidential and non-judgmental.

Sexual Addiction Access Helpline - Phildelphia - 800.362.2644

South Carolina TeenLine 800.922.2283 Hours: Weekday evenings. Free call from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties

Texas Youth Hotline 800.210.2278 24 hours a dayFree call from anywhere in Texas

1-800-THERAPIST. This is a toll-free number, and it's a free referral service. It appears you can only talk to a "referral resource counselor" during normal business hours. The advantage to using this service is that after an initial telephone evaluation, they can refer you to the full range of mental clinicians including a psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage or family therapist, clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, or psychiatric nurse. 800.843.7274 or http://www.1-800-THERAPIST.com

The Trevor Project - 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. Call before you fall: The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization named for the short film about a 13-year-old boy who attempts suicide because of his sexuality, has established a national toll free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. 800.850.8078.
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Vermont Headrest Teenline 800.639.6095 24 hours

Victims of Crime Resource Center - 800.627.6872

Web Sites - For Gay Youth - https://mogenic.com/p2/

Youth Suicide - http://www.virtualcity.com/youthsuicide/
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Post by thief of dreams » Mon May 24, 2004 4:12 am

ok so it would seem alot of these links dont work... give me some time and ill either find the right links or find more resources... if you find a link that doesnt work or a phone number that doesnt work, you can reply to this topic without being signed in (if you dont wish to be known) to let me know...
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Post by Tom Watson » Mon May 24, 2004 6:11 am

I applaud your efforts here Terry! Grreat work! :cheers:

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Post by thief of dreams » Mon May 24, 2004 6:16 am

Frosted Flakes are Grreat too.. and all they do is sit in a box.. hehe... though they are the best tasting Flake cereal ever created... notice i said flake.. i think what Wats was trying to say was,
"Terry, you are a flake.. you are the very definition of what a 'flakey' personality is.. you should be ashamed and scower, hide forever in shame and never talk to anyone.."
but i dont agree Wats... put Tom back on the phone...
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Post by thief of dreams » Thu May 27, 2004 4:24 pm

updated links and added content...
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
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Post by Debbie » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:12 am

I never noticed this forum before, it just seemed to pop up today in front of me.

It is so wonderful to see there is someone who cares today.
Tears flooded my soul, as I read Ravyn, I guess my memories sort of flashed before me.. for my child hood nightmares of sexual abuse to,
my many wrong choices of men and physical and sexual abuse.
Not mentioning this because I desire a shoulder only because I can read and understand what this forum is all about.
I feel this overwhelming urge to cry, tears are streaming down my cheeks and right now I can't comprehend why.
Only that maybe mabe I feel what they have and are going through
or tis a moment that my many scares haven't healed to.
What ever the case I say this is a welcoming forum,
Where if feel strength and ambition from those who care a place safe and warm

We all have a story don't we.
God bless you
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Post by thief of dreams » Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:06 pm

cheers Debbie, actually i hope more people will indeed share their pasts with us... but like you said, you dont want the attention of being a 'victim' or making it sound like a cry for attention... but this is like the one place where it doesnt matter, your past.. nadda... doesnt matter in any way except for the fact that with more stories of broken homes, sexual abuse, etc. we can earn the trust of people who are going through this right now.. cause ultimately, they are the ones we want in here.. we want em to have someplace to come, to feel safe... so by all means Debbie, dont ever think that we read the tales of peoples lives in this forum and think, "drama hungry'... cause if someone ever did that, id have to hurt em...
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Post by Debbie » Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:45 pm

Hi there thiefofdreams
Thankyou for posting me. If I feel led I'll write something. I do have a poem I did for the Save The Children Foundation here in Ontario.
Actually the one poem is in Tribute Forum this poem is hanging all over the place. If you have time read it ok.
The other poem is about the young man who approached me to write something for him.
He came to my kiosk in the mall, we connected because I knew what he was feeling. I held this 32 year old in my arms like my own son and he cried I didn't care who was looking this happens all the time at my kiosk.
Anyhow I wrote the two poems. Maybe you'd like to read his also. I'll put it in Tribute also. If you think they should be moved to Ravy'ns nest go ahead. As for my story I'll pray about it ok. Lots of deep wounds for me to many years of it.

Thanks for posting me once again.
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