This resource guide is intended to provide links to organizations, services or information that may be of benefit in tough situations. In every research study we conduct, we share general adolescent health resources with participants and their families. We strive to look out for the well-being of all adolescents and want them and their families to be informed in the event that they encounter any number of tough situations now or later in life. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, Dial 911.
Text: 898-211 (with your area code)
Local, financial, health, abuse, mental health services.
988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Crisis Text Line
Call or text: 988
Aid in crisis situations as well as information and referrals to local services.
Your Life Your Voice
For teens, connection to counselors for support with mental health challenges or abuse.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Support and action plan development for drug and alcohol use.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Referral and information service for those facing mental or substance use challenges.
Crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning young people.
The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
Nonprofit organization in La Crosse, WI that provides services, a safe space, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
OutReach LGBT Community Center
Organization in Madison, WI focused on community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy.
Connects LGBTQ+ youth with trained peer-specialists to provide free emotional and mental health support and mentorship.
Eating Disorder Specific
National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associate Disorders (ANAD)
Assistance and support for those with eating disorders.
Text: 774636 (PPNOW)
Get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Anonymous and confidential
Homeless & Runaway
National Runaway Safeline
Confidential hotline, assists teens who are homeless, have fun away from home or are thinking about running away.
Other Emergency and Assistance
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Provides services and a safe space to survivors of human trafficking.
Free, confidential assistance from people with toxicology training.