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We are teens building community and creating technology with the intent of saving lives. Your life matters to us. We care about connecting you to resources for support. If this is an EMERGENCY and you need IMMEDIATE help contact 911 now. If you or a friend need crisis intervention the resources provided below can assist. Most are available 24/7.

TEEN RESOURCES

Crisis Text Line

– Text START to 741741 to connect directly to a crisis counselor – 24/7 live person support – More Info: http://crisistextline.org

Your Life Your Voice

– 24/7 phone support (800) 448-3000 – Text VOICE to 20121 to connect directly to a crisis counselor – Online Chat Mon-Fri from 6PM-12PM CST – Email: https://secure.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/contact.aspx – More Info: http://yourlifeyourvoice.org

Teen Line

– 6PM-10PM PST phone support (800) 852-8336 – 5:30PM-9:30PM PST text TEEN to 839863 to connect to a peer counselor – Online Chat Mon-Fri from 6PM-12PM CST – Email: https://teenlineonline.org/talk-now/ – Message Board: https://teenlineonline.org/board – More Info: http://teenlineonline.org

The Trevor Project

– 24/7 phone support (866) 488-7386 – Thurs/Fri 4PM-8PM EST text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 – Online Chat 7 days a week from 3PM-9PM EST – Get Help Now: http://thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now – More Info: http://thetrevorproject.org

PHONE RESOURCES

Boys Town

– 24/7 phone support (800) 446-3000 9pm-12pm EST – Online Live Chat: http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/home.aspx – Teen Outreach: http://yourlifeyourvoice.org – More Info: http://boystown.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

– 24/7 phone support (800) 273-8255 – 24/7 Online Live Chat: http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx – Veterans Line – PRESS #1

Disaster Distress Helpline

– Phone support (800) 985-5990 – Deaf & Hearing Impaired TTY (800) 846-8517

DATING ABUSE + DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Love Is Respect

– 24/7 phone support (866) 331-9474 | TTY (866) 331-8453 – Text LOVEIS to 22522 – En Espanol: http://espanol.loveisrespect.org – Online Chat Available – More Info: http://loveisrespect.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline

– 24/7 phone support (800) 799-7233 | TTY (800) 787-3224 – 7AM-2AM CST – Online Live Chat: http://thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat – More Info: http://thehotline.org

RAINN

– 24/7 phone support (800) 656-4673 – 24/7 Online Live Chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/online/terms-of-service.jsp – More Info: http://rainn.org | SPANISH http://rainn.org/es

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

– 24/7 phone support (888) 373-7888 – Text HELP or INFO to 233733 – Languages: English, Spanish + 200 more – Report Trafficking: http://traffickingresourcecenter.org/report-trafficking – More Info: http://traffickingresourcecenter.org

CHILD ABUSE

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

– 24/7 phone support (800) 4424453 – More Info: http://childhelp.org

RUNAWAYS

National Runaway Safeline

– 24/7 phone support (800) 786-2929 – Online Live Chat: https://m2.icarol.com/ConsumerRegistration.aspx?org=64382 – Email: https://www.1800runaway.org/crisis-online-services – More Info: https://www.1800runaway.org

LOCAL + NEW MEXICO

Dream Tree Project - Taos

– 24/7 phone support (575) 758-9595 – Emergency Youth Shelter & Transitional Living – Email: info@dreamtreeproject.org – More Info: http://dreamtreeproject.org

Youth Heartline - Taos

– (575) 758-0106 – Child Advocacy Programs – More Info: http://youthheartline.org

Community Against Violence - Taos

– 24 hour Crisis Line (575) 758-9888 – Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence – Email: info@taoscav.org – More Info: http://www.taoscav.org

New Mexico Crisis & Access Line

– 24/7 phone (855) 662-7474 | TTY (855) 227-5485 – English and Spanish – More Info: http://www.nmcrisisline.com

Crisis Resources + Counselors - Taos

– Crisis Text Line – Text “START” 741741 – Emergency Room – 911 – DreamTree Project (575) 758-9595 – Golden Willow Retreat (575) 776-2024 – Valle del Sol (575) 751-7037 – Non-Violence Works (575) 758-4297 – Tri-County Community Services (575) 758-5857 – 24/7 Emergency (575) 758-1125 – Youth Hotline (877) 968-8454 – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 – Sky Counseling Center (505) 473-6191 – Ted Wiard (505) 690-0126 – Jill Cline (575) 770-1327 – Marsha Carlson (650) 933-8367 – Risa Lehrer (575) 758-3913

SUICIDE PREVENTION ADVICE

Risk Factors

Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. They can’t cause or predict a suicide attempt, but they’re important to be aware of:   – Mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and certain personality disorders – Alcohol and other substance use disorders – Hopelessness – Impulsive and/or aggressive tendencies – History of trauma or abuse – Major physical illnesses – Previous suicide attempt(s) – Family history of suicide – Job or financial loss – Loss of relationship(s) – Easy access to lethal means – Local clusters of suicide – Lack of social support and sense of isolation – Stigma associated with asking for help – Lack of healthcare, especially mental health and substance abuse treatment – Cultural and religious beliefs, such as the belief that suicide is a noble resolution of a personal dilemma – Exposure to others who have died by suicide (in real life or via the media and Internet)

Warning Signs

Possible signs a friend or peer may be suicidal:   – Threatening to hurt or kill themselves – Seeking access to pills, weapons or other means to kill themselves – Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide (including in schoolwork, creative writing and artwork) – Having rage, anger or seeking revenge – Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking – Feeling trapped – Increasing alcohol or drug use – Withdrawing from friends, family or society – Having a dramatic change in mood (may even be a shift from being sad and depressed to happy, with a sense of resolve; often with no clear indication of how or why the shift in mood occurred – Sleeping all the time or being unable to sleep – Being anxious or agitated – Giving away prized possessions