Talk To Someone Who Cares2018-03-01T13:53:47+00:00

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Talk To Someone Who Cares

When you are hurting or in crisis you need to talk to someone. There are many organizations that have people that want to talk to you and help you.

If someone is hurting you, touching you inappropriately, bullying you or cyber bullying you, then you need to talk to someone immediately. Talk to your parents, a school counselor, teacher or other trusted adults.

You can also approach others such as police officers, firefighters, principals, and librarians.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, are in danger, or feel like hurting yourself or others, call 911 immediately.

Talk to an Expert

Metropolitan Kansas City has many people that want to listen to you. Synergy Services offers a 24 Hour Youth Crisis Hotline to talk about any need you may have. Just dial 816-321-7050 or 1-800-491-1114 for help anytime day or night or visit synergyservices.org.

MHAH Compassionate Ear Warmline
1-866-WARM-EAR (1-866-927-6327)
Open daily from 4pm-10pm

Depression Suicide Texting Services

Feeling depressed, suicidal, or just need someone to talk to, but you feel uncomfortable talking on the phone and would rather text? Just send a text to 741741 any day and time 24/7/365 someone will be there to text you back. Free service for anyone.

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 crisiscallcenter.org

Depression Suicide Texting Services texting to 741741

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) hopeline.com

MHAH Compassionate Ear Warmline 1-866-WARM-EAR (1-866-927-6327) Open daily from 4pm-10pm

Talking is one of the most powerful tools you have in the fight against drug and alcohol use. But when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challenge. Your goal is to talk to a parent, guardian or trusted adult and talk often. Ask questions about drugs and alcohol so you can get the facts.

Some parents are hesitant to talk about drugs and alcohol. They may feel uncomfortable about discussing all the negative things that can happen when using or abusing drugs and alcohol. Here is a game plan for your parents:

  1. Ask them about drugs and alcohol
  2. Show them all the resources located at the bottom of the page and ask them to review these resources with you.
  3. Role play with your parents about the many ways you could be exposed to drugs and alcohol and what the appropriate response should be

Questions for role playing with your parents could include:

  • I’m playing at a friend’s house and there is alcohol out, he isn’t drinking but his parents are.
  • A kid had a bag full of pills at school and he was passing them around to his friends.
  • My friend asked me if I wanted to drink some alcohol from her parent’s refrigerator.
  • I was walking home from school and an older boy asked me if I wanted to smoke with him.
  • A friend tells me that his uncles give him alcohol every weekend – just one drink.

The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center 1-800-784-6776 www.addictioncareoptions.com

If someone is bullying you or cyber bullying you, then you need to talk to someone immediately. Talk to your parents, a school counselor, teacher or other trusted adults.

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 crisiscallcenter.org

Depression Suicide Texting Services texting to 741741

CyberTipline 1-800-843-5678 www.cybertipline.com

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 crisiscallcenter.org

Depression Suicide Texting Services texting to 741741

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) hopeline.com

MHAH Compassionate Ear Warmline 1-866-WARM-EAR (1-866-927-6327) Open daily from 4pm-10pm

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 crisiscallcenter.org

Kansas Child Protective Services 1-800-922-5330 www.dcf.ks.gov

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-3738 www.dss.mo.gov

Depression Suicide Texting Services texting to 741741

Many teens may have questions about birth control or pregnancy. These are very serious conversations and should be held with a parent or guardian. You may also want to discuss these types of questions with your school nurse or school counselor.

American Pregnancy Helpline 1-866-942-6466 www.thehelpline.org

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 www.crisiscallcenter.org

Additional Resources For Pregnant Teens

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 crisiscallcenter.org

Metropolitan Organization to Counter 816-531-0233

Sexual Assault (MOCSA) 913-642-0233 www.mocsa.org

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673) hopeline.com

 United Way 211

Need to find counseling? A health clinic? A food pantry?

United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies.

United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to thousands of resources. The comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you’ll have accurate information. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential.

Simply dial 2-1-1, or visit United Way 2-1-1 Online to search for resources on your own or call (816) 474-5112 or toll free 866-320-5764

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