-Jeremy Holm, Athlete Outreach founder
At the Athlete Outreach Project we understand that at times the challenges in life can seem overwhelming, but they're not unbeatable. If you feel that you need some encouragement or guidance, the kindest, most courageous thing you can do for yourself is acknowledge that its ok to ask for help. On this page we have put together a list of caring professional services who are there for you. Many are toll-free, 24-hours a day and can help you feel the happiness and hope that you desire and deserve. No challenge is too great when we face it together.*
Resource Categories Include:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-TALK, a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
National Hopeline Network - 1-800-SUICIDE , this incredible organization has received over 5, 200, 000 calls. You are not alone and they are there to listen and help.
Vet2Vet - 1-877-VET2VET, a toll-free serivce to help veterans speak with trained peer veterans ready to provide hope and help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Boys Town National Hotline - 800-448-3000, a 24 hour short-term crisis hotline providing callers with crisis counseling, resource information and referrals to local services, with a focus on issues affecting children, families and teens.
Teen Online - (310) 855-HOPE, Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? Teen Online is there to help.
Alcoholic's Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Women for Sobriety - (215) 536-8026, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. It is, in fact, the first national self-help program for women alcoholics.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services - 1-877-SAMHSA-7, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Teen Drug Abuse.org - 866.323.5611, Provides prompt information to teens needing assistance in finding the right treatment center. Referrals to Treatment Centers are offered at NO CHARGE as a community service.
Drug Free - (212) 922-1560, The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.
SMART Recovery - 866-951-5357, SMART Recovery® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, gambling addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
24 Hour Addiction Helpline - (888) 237-5874, a service to help drug addiction patients find support, referrals, placement assessments, free referrals for drug addiction and alcohol abuse counseling, free insurance verifications, free scholarship location assistance, and financing information.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.
Safe Horizon - 1.800.621.HOPE (4673), Safe Horizon provides victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault with a wide range of comprehensive support
Child Help - 1-800-4-A-CHILD, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.
LoveIsRespect - 1-866-331-9474, Provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.
National Eating Disorder Association - 1-800-931-2237, Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
ANAD -630-577-1330, Provide answers to sufferers of eating disorders and their friends and families about ED symptoms, contact information for treatment, support group locations and resource people contact information.
Steroid Abuse Help - 1 (888) 898−5706, If you have questions about whether you or a loved one may need steroid abuse help, please contact their call center. Admissions counselors are available 24 hours a day.
Association Against Steroid Use - An organization committed to providing crucial information and statistics on the dangers and issues surrounding anabolic steroid abuse to not only potential abusers, but to Parents, Educators, and Sporting Organizations.
ReachOut.com - 1 (800) 273-TALK, Life can be hard and this site is all about teens and young adults who have been there too.
Not My Kid -Their goal is to increase awareness of the challenges teens face, provide information and offer resources to support the success of students, families and educators.
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*Please note, The Athlete Outreach Project is not a medical or legal organization. While we offer support, information and options, we are unable to make a diagnosis and cannot give medical, legal or other direct advice, nor can we provide ongoing support. We offer the above contact information to help you explore the options available so you can move forward in your situation and make informed choices.
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