If you or a friend is in immediate crisis:
Call 911 - or -
Call 800-273-8255 - or -
Text 'HELP' to 741741
Get help immediately!
Coping Strategies for Teens
- Needing help is not failing…it is simply being human. It’s OK to Ask for Help!!
- Spend time with family and friends.
- Get involved with after-school activities.
- Volunteer – you have a lot to offer.
- Think and plan your future. Set realistic goals.
- Try to be open with your feelings. Write your feelings and thoughts in your journal or diary.
- Read books & subjects that uplift you.
- Laugh ~ keep your sense of humor!
- Consider the importance of spirituality in your life.
- Accept other’s thanks, compliments toward you, and praise for you.
- Eat right! – – – Chocolate is good! Exercise regularly.
- Do not tolerate physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from anyone. Get help immediately! Seek help if you feel overwhelmed or troubled.
- Visit www.teenadvice.org or www.teenhelp.org or www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now#tc
How to respond to a cry for help
- Be honest, caring and show respect.
- Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
- Don’t try to solve their problem.
- Tell them:
“I am glad you called/came/talked to me”
“I do care. “What’s happening?”
“How can I help”?
“Let’s find someone who can help you get through this”.
- Be A Link®! And get help- don’t try to do this by yourself…don’t risk lives.
- Remember, you can call the crisis line to help you help another.
The Yellow Ribbon Card STARTS THE CONVERSATION and has NO EXPIRATION DATE.
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