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ONLINE HELP NOW

Listed here are some of the issues we have helped people with. Click on a topic to read more about it and for links to resources on the Web.

If you are feeling suicidal click here for 24hr suicide hotlines.


Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA Hotline

24-hour crisis intervention for abused or neglected children (child or adult can call)
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelpusa.org

Drug Use is Life Abuse

Drug abuse prevention and anti-gang program (Orange County, CA)
1-800-NO GANG (1-800-664-2647)
www.duila.org

Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Information to report gang, gun, or drug activity
1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867)
www.atf.gov

National Center on Elder Abuse

1-800-677-1116
www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/Main_Site/index.aspx

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Shelters, legal advocacy, and social service support
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.ndvh.org

Office on Violence Against Women

Information, research, and resources
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

Olive Crest

Homes and services for abused children
1-800-550-CHILD (2445)
www.olivecrest.org

Sexual Assault Hotline

Crisis counseling and referrals
1-714-957-2737

Surviving Incest

12-Step support groups for those sexually violated by a family member
1-410-282-3400
http://survivingincest.com/

Yes I Can

International Child Abuse Network
www.yesican.org

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Addiction and Compulsive Behavior

Alcoholics Anonymous

12-Step meetings and information
1-212-870-3400
www.aa-intergroup.org

Center for On-Line Addiction

Helpful information for diagnosing and treating internet addictions including pornography and cybersex
www.netaddiction.com

Cocaine Anonymous

12-Step meetings and information
1-602-277-7991
www.ca.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous

12-Step meetings and information
1-213-488-4455
www.crystalmeth.org

Drug Use is Life Abuse

Drug abuse prevention and anti-gang program (Orange County, CA)
1-800-NO GANG (1-800-664-2647)
www.duila.org

Gamblers Anonymous

12-Step meetings and information
1-800-GAMBLER
www.gamblersanonymous.org

Marijuana Anonymous

12-Step meetings and information
1-213-386-8789
www.marijuana-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous

12-Step meetings and information on recovery from drug addiction
1-818-773-9999
www.na.org

National Clearing House for Alcohol & Drug Information

Information on illegal drugs, club drugs, prescription drugs, steroids; kids only area
1-800-729-6686
www.health.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Information on abuse of illegal drugs, club drugs, prescription drugs, steroids
1-301-443-1124
nida.nih.gov

Nicotine Anonymous

12-Step groups and information on quitting smoking
1-800-642-0666
www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Workaholics Anonymous

Information and 12-Step meetings
www.workaholics-anonymous.org/page.php?page=home

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Aging and Elder Care

National Center on Elder Abuse

Elder care locator, information and resources for older persons, their families, and caregivers
1-800-677-1116
www.aoa.gov

Alzheimer's Association

Facts, issues, resources, referrals
1-800-272-3900
www.alz.org

American Association of Retired People

Services, retirement opportunities
1-800-424-3410
www.aarp.org

Assisting Living Directory

Resources for assisted living in California
http://www.assisted-living-directory.com/

Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Hospice Care and Senior Care Centers

www.AssistedSeniorLiving.net

Assisted Living Source

www.AssistedLivingSource.com

Elder Law

Search for National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
www.naela.org/Applications/ConsumerDirectory/index.cfm

HomeCare Profile

www.HomeCareProfile.com

National Council on Aging

Help for caregivers and seniors
1-202-479-1200
www.ncoa.org

Social Security Administration

Eligibility for and information on social security, medicare, disability
1-800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

MySeniorCare

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Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

Assessment and treatment information for Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, (NIMH)
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/complete-publication.shtml

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Diagnostic and treatment information, and self-help groups
1-301-231-9350
www.adaa.org

Anxiety Self-Help

Free self-help information for panic, fear of flying, OCD, social anxieties and phobias, simple phobias, and PTSD
www.anxieties.com

Anxiety Treatment Program

TERRAP is a psycho-educational treatment program for anxiety disorders, panic, and agoraphobia
www.terrap.com

Emotions Anonymous

Information and support groups
1-612-647-9712
www.emotionsanonymous.org

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Help for veterans, trauma survivors, and others
1-802-296-5132
www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/index.jsp

S.A.F.E. Alternatives

Self injury treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource
www.selfinjury.com

Secret Shame

Self-injury information and support
crystal.palace.net/~llama/selfinjury

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Basic Needs

American Family Housing

Emergency,Transitional and Permanent Housing
714-897-3221
www.shelterforthehomeless.org

Homeless Shelter Directory

Directory for finding Homeless Shelters
www.homelessshelterdirectory.org

Salvation Army

Help and support for the hungry, homeless, seniors, addicts, and disadvantaged in community centers around the world
1-703- 684-5500
www.salvationarmy.org

Women, Infants and Children

Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services for low-income women, infants, and children
1-888-942-9675
www.fns.usda.gov/wic

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Co-Dependency

Adult Children of Alcoholics

12-Step support groups and information for those who grew in alcoholic homes
1-310-534-1815
www.adultchildren.org

Al-Anon & Alateen

12-Step support groups and information for the family and friends of alcoholics
1-888-4ALANON (1-888-425-2666)
www.al-anon.org

Co-Anon

12-Step support groups and information to help the family and friends of drug addicts
1-520-513-5028 or714-647-6698
www.co-anon.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous

2-Step support groups and information for people stuck in unhealthy relationships with addicts or others
1-602-277-7991
www.codependents.org

Cosa

12-Step support groups and information for those effected by compulsive sexual behavior (their own or partner's)
1-612-537-6904
www.cosa-recovery.org

Gam-Anon

12-Step support groups and information for friends and family of gambling addicts
1-718-352-1671
www.gamblersanonymous.org/gamanon.html

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Depression

Compassionate Friends

Support after the loss of a child
877-969-0010
www.compassionatefriends.org

Depression

Diagnostic and treatment information for the depressed and their families
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/complete-publication.shtml

Depression Resource Center

Information and resources about depression
www.healingwell.com/depression

Depression Screening

Information about clinical depression and confidential screenings. Sponsored by the National Mental Health Association
depression-screening.org

Help Depression

Information and resources about depression
www.helpdepression.com

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

Information and support groups
1-800-826-3632
www.ndmda.org

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

Information and support groups
1-800-826-3632
www.ndmda.org

Pet Loss Resource

Provides counseling by phone for those grieving the loss of a companion animal
(877) 394-CARE (2273)
www.cvm.uiuc.edu/CARE

Postpartum Support International

Support for families and friends impacted by postpartum depression.
1-800-944-4PPD (4773)
http://postpartum.net

Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Focuses on public awareness, training, and communities in action
www.yspp.org/

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Disability Services and Job Training

American Association of People with Disabilities

Members learn to help themselves
1-800-840-8844
www.aapd-dc.org

DisABILITY

An abundance of information and referrals, maintained by a C2 quadriplegic
www.eskimo.com/~jlubin/disabled

Family Caregiver Alliance

Information and resources on long-term care patients and neurological illnesses
1-415-434 3388
www.caregiver.org

GED Test

How to take the GED test
1-800-626-9433
www.gedtest.org

Job Accommodation Centers

Free consulting service to help people with disabilities take steps to find work
1-800-526-7234
www.jan.wvu.edu

Parent's Helping Parents

Information and resources for parents of special needs children
1-408-727-5775
www.php.com

Social Security Administration

Eligibility for and information on social security, medicare, disability
1-800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

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Divorce

Divorce Care and Support

Support for those going through a divorce
1-800-489-7778
www.divorcecare.org

Divorce Source

Information and services for divorce
www.divorcesource.com

Divorce Support

Provides support groups, and information about child visitation, custody, alimony, and property division
610-820-8120
www.divorcesupport.com

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Eating Disorders

Compulsive Eater's Anonymous

2-Step support groups, food plans, and information
1-562-342-9344
www.ceahow.org

J.A.D.E A

peer education and prevention project sponsored by University Counseling Services and the Student Health Center
www.csun.edu/counseling/peer/jade.htm

Mirror Mirrror

Information, resources, and awareness
www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm

National Eating Disorders

Support groups, treatment referrals, information
1-847-831-3438
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings and information on recovery from food addictions
1-505-891-2664
www.overeatersanonymous.org

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Financial Problems

Debtors Anonymous

Information, local and online groups
1-781-453-2743
www.debtorsanonymous.org

Gamblers Anonymous

Meetings and information on recovery from gambling addictions
1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)
www.gamblersanonymous.org

GED Test

How to take the GED test
1-800-626-9433
www.gedtest.org

Job Loss Help

Ways to cope with job loss
http://careerplanning.about.com/od/jobloss/a/job_loss.htm

Money Management International

Free budget counseling, educational programs, debt management assistance, and housing counseling
1-800-762-2271
www.moneymanagementbymail.org

Social Security Administration

Eligibility for and information on social security, medicare, disability
1-800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

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Gay and Lesbian Concerns

Frontiers

Community news and entertainment in California
www.frontiersweb.com

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Resources for gay and lesbian teachers and students
www.glsen.org

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

National gay civil rights organization
www.hrc.org

Lambda Legal Defense

Defending civil rights for lesbians, gay men and people with HIV/AIDS
www.lambdalegal.org

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

Tons of social, legal, educational, medical and mental health resources for gay and lesbian people in the greater LA area
www.laglc.org

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

Social/political group for deaf gay men and lesbians
www.rad.org

The Advocate

The national gay and lesbian news magazine
www.advocate.com

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Grief

Compassionate Friends

Grief support groups and information after the death of a child
1-630-990-0010
www.compassionatefriends.org

Pet Loss Resource

Provides counseling by phone for those grieving the loss of a companion animal
(877) 394-CARE (2273)
www.cvm.uiuc.edu/CARE

GriefNet

Online communities, resources, and articles for all types of grief, adults and children
www.griefnet.org

Grief Recovery Institute

Helpful articles, resources, and professional workshops
1-323-650-1234
www.grief-recovery.com

Dealing With Life and Death: Coping with Grief and Loss

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Health Issues

AIDS

Center for Disease Control's AIDS education and prevention
1-800-342-AIDS (2437)
www.cdcnpin.org

AMA Physician Select

Find an American Medical Association (AMA) registered doctor or medical information
www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm

American Heart Association

Risk assessment, medical, and nutritional information
1-949-856-3555
www.americanheart.org

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Information, finding a doctor, support groups
1-800-442-3437
www.cdc.gov/cfs

Drug lib

Drug information and research
www.druglib.com

Drug Watch

Provides up-to-date information on the side effects of common prescription and over-the-counter medications.
www.drugwatch.com

Family Caregiver Alliance

Information and resources on long-term care patients and neurological illnesses
1-415-434 3388
www.caregiver.org

Fibromyglia

Information, decreasing pain and fatigue, support groups
1-888-717-6711
www.fmaware.org/site/PageServer

HealthGrades

Find a doctor using the search application on healthgrades.com.
www.healthgrades.com/find-a-doctor

Hospital.com

Provides up to date extensive information on hospitals and their local associations across the country. It also covers a variety of medical issues in the health care industry.
1-201-252-8291
www.hospital.com

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis

Online information on diseases, treatment, drugs, and diet
www.mayohealth.org

National Cancer Institute

Help in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer
1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237)
www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine

Information on diseases, conditions, and wellness
www.medlineplus.gov

Pain.com

Education, support, Q&A with doctors
www.pain.com

WebMD

Information about health, disease and treatments
www.webmd.com

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Legal Problems

Divorce Attorney from LexisNexis

Free service designed specifically to connect people with a legal need to the right attorney.
www.attorneys.com/search/divorce/

Divorce Support

Provides support groups, and information about child visitation, custody, alimony, and property division
610-820-8120
www.divorcesupport.com

Grandparents Rights Center

Legal rights, guardianship, child custody, adoption
(860) 763-5789
www.grandsplace.org/gp5/gprights.html

Lambda Legal Defense

Defending civil rights for lesbians, gay men and people with HIV/AIDS
www.lambdalegal.org

Law Help

Resources for people with low to moderate income to find free legal aid programs in their communities
www.lawhelp.org

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Search for attorney

1-520-881-4005
www.naela.org/Applications/ConsumerDirectory/index.cfm

Laws.com

Legal information for human rights and related resources
www.laws.com

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Mental Illness

Autism Society of America

Information for the autistic and their families
1-800-3AUTISM (328-8476)
www.autism-society.org

Counseling

Information for counselors and consumers including help seeking a qualified counselor
www.counseling.org

Emotions Anonymous

Information and support groups
1-612-647-9712
www.emotionsanonymous.org

Healthy Place

Communities and information for many psychological and relational interests and concerns
www.healthyplace.com

Internet Mental Health

Peer counseling, diagnostic descriptions for all mental disorders, helpful information
www.mentalhealth.com

Medications

Psychotropic drug information and education from NIMH
www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/medicate.cfm

Mental Wellness

Information, testimonies, and resources
www.mentalwellness.com

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Meetings, information, and resources to support the family of the mentally ill
1-800-950-6264
www.nami.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Information and support groups
1-847-432-ADDA (2332)
www.add.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Information on specific mental disorders and treatments
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association

Referrals and information
1-800-969-6642
www.nmha.org

Personality Types

Understanding and getting along with different personality types, descriptions of Myers-Briggs types, and online questionnaires
www.keirsey.com

Schizophrenia

An abundance of helpful information for patients and families
www.schizophrenia.com

Schizophrenia.org - The Huxley Institute for Biosocial Research, Westchester Chapter

Information on schizophrenia
www.schizophrenia.org

Schizophrenic's Anonymous

Support groups and information
1-800-482-9534
www.sanonymous.org

Stanford Bipolar Disorders Clinic

Information about bipolar disorder
www.stanford.edu/group/bipolar.clinic

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Parenting

Parent Resources

Information and resources for parents with troubled teens
1-866-590-6816
www.parentresources.info

Parent Soup

Information and resources for parents
parenting.ivillage.com/ef

Parenting

Information and resources for parents
pediatrics.about.com

P-Flag

Support, advocation, and resources for parents of gay and lesbian children
community.pflag.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=259

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Relationship Problems

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources

Resources and hotlines for domestic violence victims
1-800-656-HOPE
www.feminist.org/911/crisis.html

Help Guide

Articles from therapists that offer advice on communication skills for maintaining emotional connection, and managing conflict in love relationships
www.helpguide.org/mental/improve_relationships.htm

Office on Violence Against Women

Information, research, and resources N/A
www.ovw.usdoj.gov

Relationship Help

Information and workshops for couples
www.relationship-help.com

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

24 hour hotline for domestic violence victims
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.ndvh.org

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School Issues

School Stress

Remedies Ways to cope with school stress
stress.about.com/od/studentstress/tp/school_stress.htm

School Stress Remedies

Ways to cope with school stress
www.uwplatt.edu/counseling/stress/stress.html

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Self Esteem

La Belle

Helpful information to improve self-esteem in daily life
www.selfesteem.org

National Association for Self-Esteem

Join a local chapter, review educational programs and books on self-esteem
www.self-esteem-nase.org

Women's Self Esteem and Self Help

Forum and resources for women with low self esteem
www.womensselfesteem.com/index.html

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Sexual Compulsiveness

Cosa

12-Step support groups and information for those effected by compulsive sexual behavior (their own or partner's)
1-612-537-6904
www.cosa-recovery.org

Sex Addicts Anonymous

12-Step support groups (including online), information
1-800-477-8191
www.sexaa.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

12-Step support groups and information
1-781-255-8825
www.slaafws.org

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

12-Step support groups (including online), information
www.sca-recovery.org

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Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Information about preventing suicide help for those with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.
1-888-333-AFSP
www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home

Bipolar Disorders Association of America

Information and support groups for those with manic-depression
www.mhsource.com/bipolar

Crisis Connection Web Site

Provides 24-hour crisis counseling by telephone
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.crisis.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Focuses on prevention and provides 24hr hotlines for those in crisis situations
1-800-273-TALK
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

SPAN Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network

Information about preventing suicide and help for those impacted by suicide
(202) 449-3600
www.spanusa.org/index.cfm

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