Adolescent Health Resources

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.



Call: 211

Text: 898-211 (with your area code)

Local, financial, health, abuse, mental health services.

Mental Health

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

Call: 1-800-448-3000

Text: 20121

For teens, connection to counselors for support with mental health challenges or abuse.

Substance Use

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Call: 1-855-378-4373

Text: 55753

Facebook Messenger

Support and action plan development for drug and alcohol use.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Call: 1-800-662-4357

Referral and information service for those facing mental or substance use challenges.

LGBTQ Specific


Call: 1-866-488-7386

Text: 1-202-304-1200

Crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning young people.

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection

Call: 608-784-0452

Nonprofit organization in La Crosse, WI that provides services, a safe space, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

OutReach LGBT Community Center

Call: 608-255-8582

Organization in Madison, WI focused on community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy.

PRISM Program

Call/Text: 414-336-7974

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)

Call: 630-577-1330

Assistance and support for those with eating disorders.

Sexual Health

Planned Parenthood

Call: 1-800-230-7526

Text: 774636 (PPNOW)

Get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: 1-800-799-7233

Anonymous and confidential

Homeless & Runaway

National Runaway Safeline

Call: 1-800-786-2929

Text: 66008

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

Call: 1-800-373-7888

Text: 233733

Provides services and a safe space to survivors of human trafficking.

Poison Control

Call: 1-800-222-1222

Free, confidential assistance from people with toxicology training.