National Youth Violence Prevention Week on April, 2025: i really need a crisis hotline please?

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i really need a crisis hotline please?

Dont know what kind of crisis you are in so here are a bunch:


Cancer Information Service: 800-422-6237

Look Good/Feel Better: 80033ABTEC a free public service program for women undergoing cancer experiencing appearance side effects

child abuse

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for hearing impaired)

Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Department of social services for public to access information:

800-345-KIDS: Provides information concerning children available for adoption and other children's programs

800-342-3009: Access to general information regarding Department programs and HEAP Hotline

800-732-5207: Day Care Complaint Line

800-342-3720: Child Abuse Hotline

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE

crisis intervention/suicide

Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)

Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Covenant House Hotline: 800-999-9999

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

domestic violence

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse: 800-799-SAFE /800-799-7233/800-787-3224 TDD

800-942-6908 Spanish Speaking

24-hour-a-day hotline, Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. English and Spanish speaking advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staffed by trained volunteers who are ready to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. The staff can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. They have an extensive database of domestic violence treatment providers in all US states and territories. Many staff members speak languages besides English, and they have 24-hour access to translators for approximately 150 languages. For the hearing impaired, there is a TDD number. This is a great resource for anyone--man, woman or child--who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence or abuse, or who suspects that someone they know is being abused.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122

eating and associated disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): 847-831-3438 (long distance)

National Mental Health Association: 800-969-6642 9AM-5PM Mon-Fri information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist

elder abuse

Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966

Alzheimer's Association Hotline: 800-621-0379 8:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri information and referral services, free brochures

HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted diseases

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network

1-800-458-5231 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with info specialists avail. to answer questions; also at (CDC National Aids Clearinghouse)

National AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS (2437)

Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24

hours, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432)

Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889 (TDD)

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922

Information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics. Operators can answer general questions on prevention, symptoms, transmission and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline: 800-332-2437, TTY - 800-332-3889 (Ohio)

parents stress line

Help for Parents: none listed here at present. see crisis intervention above

poison control

Poison Control Any Kind of Substance: 800-662-9886

Poison Control: 800-362-9922


Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

runaway/exploited children

Missing Children Network: 800-235-3535

Thursday's Child's National Youth Advocacy Hotline at

1 (800) USA KIDS

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 800-843-5678

What Is The Red Ribbon For Cancer?

What Is The Red Ribbon For Cancer?



Drug Enforcement Administration

Office of Public Affairs


Red Ribbon Anti-Drug Campaign

Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free life and pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enriqué “Kiki” Camarena.

# Special Agent Kiki Camarena:

Special Agent Camarena was an 11-year veteran of the DEA assigned to the Guadalajara, Mexico, office where he was on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. In 1985, he was extremely close to unlocking a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline.


On February 7, 1985, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, and murdered by Mexican drug traffickers. His tragic death opened the eyes of many Americans to the dangers of drugs and the international scope of the drug trade.

History of Red Ribbon Week:


Shortly after Kiki’s death, Congressman Duncan Hunter and Kiki’s high school friend Henry Lozano launched “Camarena Clubs” in Kiki’s hometown of Calexico, California. Hundreds of club members pledged to lead drug-free lives to honor the sacrifice made by Kiki Camarena.


These pledges were delivered to First Lady Nancy Reagan at a national conference of parents combating youth drug use. Several state parent organizations then called on community groups to wear red ribbons during the last week of October as a symbol of their drug-free commitment.


The first Red Ribbon Week celebrations were held in La Mirada and Norwalk, California.


In 1988, the National Family Partnership (NFP) coordinated the first National Red Ribbon Week with President and Mrs. Reagan serving as honorary chairpersons.

How to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week:


The NFP estimates that more than 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events each year.


The campaign is a unified way for communities to take a stand against drugs and show intolerance for illicit drug use and the consequences to all Americans.


Schools, businesses, the faith community, media, families, and community coalitions join together to celebrate Red Ribbon Week in many ways, such as: sponsoring essay and poster contests; organizing drug-free races; decorating buildings in red; handing out red ribbons to customers; holding parades or community events; and by publicizing the value of a drug-free, healthy lifestyle.


DEA joins with community coalitions and prevention groups to plan and carry out Red Ribbon activities, ranging from classroom events to stadium-sized rallies.

When will this evil waste of children’s lives end?

When will this evil waste of children's lives end?

The entire persecutorial stance of most Christian churches against gay youth have contributed substantially to great harm and even death throughout the years.

It has been shown quite conclusively that this policy and attitude of irrational condemnation does indeed bring great harm to innocent people.

They know what they are doing and do not care. They call it hating the "sin" but its result is hating the person and bringing deliberate harm to them. Our vulnerable youth deserves to learn the truth concerning sexual orientation instead of the bigoted and ignorant concepts taught by most of our Christian churches. They deserve the freedom to be themselves. They in fact should be ENCOURAGED to form committed and loving relationships and thereby enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.

Of course the Christian religions have a long history of perpetuating hateful and harmful "moral" stands, like denying women equal rights and condoning slavery for centuries.

This is just one more instance of choosing their own ignorant self interest at the expense of innocent people. They KNOW the harm they do and continue anyway.

The high suicide rate for gay teens in this country -- 4 to 10 times that of non gay teens -- is NOT without cause. Now studies show the serious effect of the ignorant blanket condemnation of homosexuality on our innocent youth.

Here is merely one example:

Research Links Poor Health Of LGB Youth To Family Rejection


Researchers have established a correlation between the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents and how their families react to them coming out.

“For the first time, research has established a predictive link between specific, negative family reactions to their child’s sexual orientation and serious health problems for these adolescents in young adulthood—such as depression, illegal drug use, risk for HIV infection, and suicide attempts,” said Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Director of the Family Acceptance Project at the César E. Chávez Institute at San Francisco State University and lead author of the research.

The major research findings included:

• LGB young adults who experienced higher rates of family rejection had significantly poorer health outcomes.

• LGB young adults who reported higher levels of family rejection during adolescence were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression, 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs, and 3.4 times more likely to report having engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse, compared with peers from families that reported no or low levels of family rejection.

• Latino males reported the highest number of negative family reactions to their sexual orientation in adolescence.

“This study clearly shows the tremendous harm of family rejection, even if parents think they are well-intentioned, following deeply held beliefs or even protecting their children," said Dr. Sten Vermund, a pediatrician and Amos Christie Chair of Global Health at Vanderbilt University.

Those people who actually ARE concerned enough to learn the truth about our gay youth should visit the following site:

Of course if you are happy in your ignorance and bigotry ignore the truth.

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