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If you are in need of additional or immediate support,
please refer to the critical resources provided below.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE IMMEDIATE FEAR FOR YOUR PHYSICAL SAFETY FROM BULLYING, PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE, OR FOR THE SAFETY OF ANOTHER PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE OR DIAL 911.
The Suicide Prevention Hotline | Telephone: 800-273-8255 (Available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week)
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is a United States based network of crisis centers that provide support to anyone facing extreme emotional distress and/or thoughts leading to the consideration of suicide. This organization supports people who call for themselves or for someone they care about. Calls are routed to a crisis center representative for immediate counselling or referrals to local mental health professionals for less urgent situations.
The VictimConnect Resource Center (VictimConnect.org) is a non-profit organization providing a referral helpline for victims of crime. They have Victim Assistance Specialists ready to help crime victims discuss concerns and questions in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment. Their goal is to help Victims understand their rights and options and connect them to information and resources to help them identify the next steps they can take to regain control over their lives. Their website hosts a comprehensive list of National Hotlines that can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks with local resources. We strongly suggest you reference this comprehensive list and be aware of these services in the event you, or someone you know, ever becomes a victim of crime.
StopBullying.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and offers a variety of information on bullying, cyberbullying, prevention and resources that may be helpful in developing greater awareness to what bullying is, how to prevent it and laws and policies related to bullying. They have tools and resources in a variety of languages for educators and parents which can be shared as community prevention opportunities.
CentERs for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, working 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats from both foreign and U.S. sources. They have information and resources that speak to violence prevention relating to youth, the elderly, and intimate partners.