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Resources for Teens

Sources for Book Recommendations 
Hotlines & Support Sites for Teens 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Helpline is available as a resource to parents, family members and friends of young people as well. Visit for more information and resources for young people.

Love Is Respect

Provides information and resources on healthy teen relationships.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

This organization provides information, support, and help for teen victims of sexual violence.

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Both toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines which connect you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center.

LGBTQ Center Orange County

The LGBTQ Center OC’s mission is to advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity.

Self-Harm Prevention

  • Text 741741 from anywhere in the US

Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Quit Smoking or Vaping

  • 877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)

The National Cancer Institute’s trained counselors provide information and support for quitting in English and Spanish. Call Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.


Teen Services & Programs