Tough Topics


Suicide Prevention Resource Center – The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 1U79SM062297 and is located at Education Development Center, Inc.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline -We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.  1-800-273-8255  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 150 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

Crisis Text Line – Provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by text (text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S.)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

#BeThe1To – #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Mental Health

Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence

huddle up for healthy relationships

Love Is Respect – loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.  loveisrespect is a project of The National Domestic Violence Hotline. Its purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. The organization provides information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are also available around the clock. Advocates provide support through online chat at, text (send loveis to 22522*) or phone, 1-866-331-9474.


Break the Cycle – Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 – 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. We are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts. Our dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.

let's be real is a national movement by young people for young people about healthy relationships

[Real]source Center – Handouts, videos, and common sense answers to questions that many young people have about dating, setting boundaries, breaking up, arguing fairly, and much more.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Infographic

CDC Teen Dating Violence – A description of teen dating violence as well as CDC and other Federal resources and information about teen dating violence as well as hotline numbers


National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Call: 1-866-331-9474, Text: “loveis” to 22522, TTY: 1-866-331-8453, This Helpline, Sponsored by Fifth and Pacific Companies, (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.), answers calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It can be accessed by phone or the Internet and is specifically designed for teens and young adults. These resources are managed by the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) and offer real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NVDH)

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), TTY: 1-800-787-3224, Chat Online: NDVH is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

National Sexual Assault Telephone and Online Hotlines

1-800-656-HOPE (4673): A hotline sponsored by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.