Teen Resources

The Kyle Hyland Foundation Resource Guide:

FOR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT:

Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255

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FOR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT: Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741 Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255

Suicide is Preventable
suicideispreventable.org
Reach Out
forums, blog, articles, and fact sheets
reachout.com
1-800-448-3000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
hotline for people who are going through emotional distress or are in a suicidal crisis
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Hotline for Spanish speakers 1-888- 628-9454.
24/7
Contra Costa Crisis Center
suicide hotline
www.crisis-center.org
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Crisis chat
24/7
California Youth Crisis Line
1-800-843-5200
Youth Line Teen-to-Teen Help
a confidential hotline
1-888-977-3399
Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
741741
Teens Helping Teens
teenlineonline.org
Solano County Crisis Line
crisis line
suicideispreventable.org
707-428-1131
24/7
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Articles, fact sheets (risk factors, warning signs, statistics), FAQs, advice both for those in crisis and for family/friends
afsp.org
Suicide Prevention Advocacy:Out of the Darkness walks and suicide survivor days
American Association for Suicide Prevention
A wealth of information and resources for suicide prevention including local referrals, training and acreditation for suicide prevention
www.suicidology.org
Articles and help for attempt and loss survivors
Suicide Prevention in College
Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs, and Prevention of Suicide in College Students

Self Abuse Finally Ends
Information, resources, and additional links
www.selfinjury.com
800-DONTCUT
TeensHealth
Article on cutting
kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/resisting_cutting.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle

National Runaway Switchboard
24-hour crisis intervention and resource referral for runaway youth nationwide.
www.1800runaway.org
1-800-RUNAWAY
Live chat and chatroom
24/7
Children in Need of Hugs (CINOH)
provides food, shelter, showers, clothing and counseling for youth who are at-risk of running away from home or who are homeless
Emergency Youth Shelter in Suisun provides up to 21 days of shelter for runaway and/or homeless youth ages 13-17.
707-425-2720

Love is Respect
Love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.
https://www.loveisrespect.org/
Planned Parenthood
Pictures, movies, and articles on topics involving sexual health and relationships.
1-800-230-PLAN
Go Ask Alice
Answers to questions about health and relationships
goaskalice.columbia.edu
TeensHealth
Easy-to-read articles on topics involving health and school
kidshealth.org/teen
Planned Parenthood – Vallejo
Provides reproductive health care for women and men, including birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and options counseling and exams as well as STD testing.
 
707-643-4545
8:45am-5pm M,Tu, Wed, Fri
8am-5pm Th
9am-2pm Sat

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Information and a link to find peer-led support groups in your area
www.dbsalliance.org
Teens Health
Interesting and educational articles, plus additional resources
kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of San Francisco
Offers factual information about the nature of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The goals include supporting, addressing and educating those with ADD and those serving people with ADD
chaddnorcal.org
John Muir Behavioral Health Center
Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents 13-18 yrs.
(925) 825-8523
Solano County Behavioral Health Access Line
Call for info on how to access treatment, counseling and other benefits from Solano County. (English and Spanish)
chaddnorcal.org
Referral call center:
Dial 211
1-800-547-0495
24/7
Solano County Crisis Stabilization Unit (operated under Exodus Recovery, Inc.)
Serving all of Solano County (ages 5 and up). Facilitates rapid resolution of behavioral health crises with the goal of stabilization such that the individual can return to their home or the least restrictive environment possible, as quickly as possible. Entirely focused on behavioral health issues and Wellness and Recovery connect people with the services, supports, and meds they many need in an effort to avert a hospital stay.
707-428-1131
24/7
Solano County Children’s Behavioral Health Services
Offering treatment to children and adolescents. Located in Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville. Call access line for initial referral.
800-527-0495
CA Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN)
Provides advocacy connecting people with disabilities (including behavioral health concerns) to civil and social justice rights and unified action.
916-757-9549
Matrix Parent Network
offers training and support to parents of children 0-22 with special education needs or any disability
707-423-2545 x 102
800-578-2592
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Solano County
Assists those living with behavioral health concerns. Offers help, support, advocacy and education
www.namisolanocounty.org
707-422-7792
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This agency operates the Knowledge Exchange Network which can provide publications and referrals to local and national resources
www.samhsa.gov
1-800-726-4727
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Information, resources, referrals, and advocacy
www.adaa.org
Bipolar Happens
Advice on managing bipolar disorder
www.bipolarhappens.com
Each Mind Matters
California’s Mental Health Movement -working to advance mental health.
www.eachmindmatters.org
Inspirational stories and videos of those with mental health challenges and family and friends

Catholic Social Services – New Pathways Counseling
Offers professional, confidential and affordable counseling: therapy for individuals, couples, families and children/adolescents, as well as group therapy, parenting ed classes, anger management classes, and domestic violence intervention groups.
www.csssolano.org
707-644-8909

LGBTQIA Resource Center – UC Davis
The LGBTQIA Resource Center is a dynamic, responsive and collaborative organization that serves UC Davis and the surrounding region by providing a growing spectrum of programs, resources, outreach and advocacy. A great list of support hotlines
https://lgbtqia.ucdavis.edu/
PFLAG
Support for coming out, frequently-asked questions, stories, resources, and local chapters
www.pflag.org
Out Proud Families
Support for families and caregivers raising children and youth of diverse gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. Provides resources for schools, providers and organizations to create safe spaces for all children and youth and support for families and caregivers
www.outproudfamilies.com/
GSA Network
A youth leadership organization that connects school based Gay Straight Alliances to each other and community resources.
gsanetwork.org
Outlet
Support groups, counseling, leadership opportunities, and further resources
www.projectoutlet.org
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Youth Talkline
Free and anonymous youth Talkline/Infoline providing peer support, health and sexuality information, and referrals to youth callers throughout California
800-246 PRIDE
Solano Pride
Provides relevant, fun and innovative programs, services for the LGBTQI community of Solano County
SolanoPride.org
707-398-3463
Supportive Resources for LGBTQ Youth
Valuable information for LGTBQ youth, their families, friends, and
supporters
https://essayontime.com.au/
lgbtq-students-resources-support/
LGBTQ+ and Addiction
Many rehab centers advertise “LGBTQ-friendly” but their programs may not be focused on the unique challenges faced by community individuals. It’s important to find a center that keeps those needs in mind while being a safe environment to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. This is a list of the 9 Best LGBTQ+-Friendly Drug Rehabs in the U.S
AddictionResource.Net
LGBTQ+ and Addiction
Guide on substance abuse among LGBTQ+ community. Covers addiction, help/prevention, and more resources.
Healthy Life Recovery
Alcoholism and Addiction in the LGBTQ+ community
Resources for LGBTQ+ on alcoholism and other addictions, including access to treatment specialists
www.RehabSpot.com/alcohol/who-
alcoholism-affects/LGBTQ-Community
Gender Spectrum
The goal of this site is to educate and inform the world on how to be gender-inclusive. Learn more at the website!
https://www.genderspectrum.org/
Bullying and LGBT Youth
A page from the Stop Bullying website focused on preventing and addressing bullying of LGBT youth.
https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups/lgbt/
Best Colleges
LGBTQ+ Student Guide for College searching
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-student-guide/
A list of different LGBTQ+ Scholarship Opportunities
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/lgbtq-scholarships/
Addiction Resource
Drug & Alcohol Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
https://addictionresource.com/addiction/lgbtq-community/
Addiction Resource
12 Step Programs for the LGBTQ Community
https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/treatment/12-step-programs/

Stop Bullying
Info for parents, teens and kids on bullying and cyberbullying
stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
KnowBullying App
Teens Health
Article on how to deal with bullying
kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/bullies.html
The Tyler Clementi Foundation
Working to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities through education, advocacy and research
https://tylerclementi.org/
Bullying and LGBT Youth
A page from the Stop Bullying website focused on preventing and addressing bullying of LGBT youth.
https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups/lgbt/

Academy for Eating Disorders
Prevention, treatment, research and education
www.aedweb.org
National Eating Disorders Association
Information, articles and helpline
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
1-800-931-2237
chatline
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Friday 9am -5pm
Overeaters anonymous
support groups
https://oa.org/

Planned Parenthood – Vallejo
Provides reproductive health care for women and men, including birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and options counseling and exams as well as STD testing.
707-643-4545
8:45am-5pm M,Tu, Wed, Fri
8am-5pm Th
9am-2pm Sat

National Institute for Drug Abuse For Teens
Facts and educational games as well as personal stories
www.teens.drugabuse.gov
Teens Health
Great informational articles
kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol
Alcoholics Anonymous
Support group
Alateen (and Al-Anon)
Group support for anyone who is affected by alcohol abuse in a relative or friend
www.al-anon.alateen.org
Narcotics Anonymous
support group
www.na.org
Nar-Anon
Group support for anyone who is affected by a parent’s or friend’s drug abuse
www.naranoncalifornia.org
Teen Alcohol Abuse
A great complication of resources and articles on teen alcohol abuse, drunk driving, health risks, warning signs and much more.
www.AlcoholHelp.com/alcohol/
victims-alcoholism/teenage-alcohol-abuse
Addiction Group
Addiction Group is dedicated to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and to prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness
AddictionGroup.org
Walden House, Inc. Adolescent Program
A long-term (12-18 months) residential treatment program for adolescents age 12-17 with severe behavior or substance abuse problems. Program activities are geared toward enhancing the mental, emotional and physical health of each adolescent. Boys and girls live in separate facilities and receive services separately. All residents participate in long-term individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, health education, vocational counseling, nutritional counseling, stress reduction and special groups on particular needs. Adolescents attend the in-house school. Clients with learning disabilities are taught by certified special education teachers. A non-public school is located on-site for seriously emotionally disturbed students.

www.stopaddiction.us

A 90-day, intensive track program is also offered.
(415) 554-1100
M-F, 9-5
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This agency operates the Knowledge Exchange Network which can provide publications and referrals to local and national resources
www.samhsa.gov
1-800-726-4727
Solano County Substance Abuse Services
Provides a range of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services including detox, outpatient counseling and residential treatment (locations incl Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville)
707-784-2220
Drugwatch.com
An awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription/OTC drugs, medical devices, and numerous other health issues affecting consumers.
www.drugwatch.com/students
LGBTQ+ and Addiction
Guide on substance abuse among LGBTQ+ community. Covers addiction, help/prevention, and more resources.
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/
Addiction Center
Provides information about drug abuse prevention and connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options.
https://www.addictioncenter.com/
888-989-3187

Addiction Resource

 

Addiction Treatment

Drug & Alcohol Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

https://addictionresource.com/addiction/lgbtq-community/

What Families Need to Know: Online Therapy options
https://addictionresource.com/addiction/lgbtq-community/

Love is Respect
Highly-trained peer advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide 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 available 24/7/365
www.loveisrespect.org
1-866-331-9474
LOVEIS to 22512
Chatline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Advocacy, safety-planning, resources and hotline for prevention of domestic violence
www.thehotline.org
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization spreading awareness, providing resources, advocating for and supporting victims. Operates National Sexual Assault Hotline (online and by phone) – Spanish services offered.
rainn.org
800-656-HOPE
Online hotline: ohl.rainn.org/online
Childhelp
Advocating for prevention of child abuse, providing information and child abuse hotline
www.childhelp.org
1-800-4-A-Child
SafeQuest Solano
Rape Crisis and Domestic Abuse Center of Solano County providing crisis line, emergency shelter, safety planning, case management, peer counseling and support groups, etc.
www.childhelp.org
707-557-6600
24/7

Mental Health Apps:

Suicide Prevention Apps

MY3

My3

Designed to help those stay safe while having thoughts of suicide, MY3 is free and lets you customize your own personal safety plan by noting your warning signs, listing coping strategies, and connecting you to helpful resources to reach out to when you need them most. At your fingertips is a button that puts you in direct contact (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) with a trained counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as well as a 911 alert. Additionally, you can choose three people to contact in the event you’re having thoughts of suicide. (Free; iOS and Android)

notOK

NotOK

notOK is a free app developed by a struggling teenager (and her teen brother) for teenagers. The app features a large, red button that can be activated to let close friends, family and their support network know help is needed. Users can add up to five trusted contacts as part of their support group so when they hit the digital panic button, a message along with their current GPS location is sent to their contacts. The message reads: “Hey, I’m not OK! Please call, text, or come find me.” (Free; iOS and Android)

General Mental Health Apps

What’s Up

What's Up

What’s up is an amazing free app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive. We particularly love the “Get Grounded” page, which contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling, and the “Thinking Patterns” page, which teaches you how to stop negative internal monologues. Try it out for yourself. (Free; iOS and Android)

Mood Kit

MoodKit

MoodKit uses the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 different mood improvement activities. Developed by two clinical psychologists, MoodKit helps you learn how to change how you think, and develop self-awareness and healthy attitudes. The journal feature is a great way to practice self-care by reflecting on the day, noting any distressing thoughts, and documenting how you overcame them. ($4.99; iOS)

Depression Apps

Talkspace Online Therapy

Talkspace

Can’t afford to visit a therapist but still wish you had one to talk to? Talkspace makes that possible. Starting at $65 per week, you can text message a trained professional as often as you need and receive responses daily. They also offer services for individuals and couples, so if your significant other want to learn how to support you through your depression, they can download the app too.  (Various plans available ranging from $65 to $99/week; iOS and Android)

Happify

Happify

Need a happy fix? With its psychologist-approved mood-training program, the Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts. The best part? Its free!  (Free; iOS and Android)

MoodTools

Mood Tools

MoodTools aims to support people with clinical depression by aiding the path to recovery. Discover helpful videos that can improve your mood and behavior, log and analyze your thoughts using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles, develop a suicide safety plan and more with this free app. (Free; iOS and Android)

Eating Disorder Apps

Recovery Record

Recovery Record

Recovery Record is a great app for anyone recovering from an eating disorder and wanting to develop a more positive body image. Keep a record of the meals you eat and how they make you feel using the app and complete questionnaires that’ll help you track your progress over time. One user calls Recovery Record a “remarkable recovery tool”; “It helps me stick to my meal plan, provides an outlet to vent about my food concerns and helps me stay intact with my body to work with it rather than against.”  (Free; iOS and Android) 

Rise Up and Recover

Rise Up and Recover

Rise Up + Recover is a unique app as it not only allows you to track your meals and how you feel when you eat them, but you can also transcribe your progress into a PDF printout. Pull up the Rise + Recover app on your mobile when you feel the urge to binge or skip a meal, and need quick coping strategies. (Free; iOS and Android)

Lifesum

LifesumUnlike the other apps featured in this list, Lifesum is a broader resource for all things healthy living. The app allows you to set personal goals, from eating healthier, to building more muscle and getting in more steps each day. You can also enter your own personal data and let Lifesum generate a “Life Score” to get a personalized roadmap to better health. With reminders to drink water and eat regularly throughout the day, Lifesum is a great option for anyone trying to live healthier, but for people with eating disorders, this app can be used to help you redefine how you think about healthy body image. (Free; iOS and Android)

Addiction Apps

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

twenty-four hours a day

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Twenty-Four Hours a Day offers 366 meditations from the book, making it easier for people in recovery from addiction to focus on sobriety wherever they are. (Free iOS and Android)

Quit That! – Habit Tracker

quit that!

Quit That! is a completely free app that helps users beat their habits or addictions. Whether you’re looking to stop drinking alcohol, quit smoking, or stop taking drugs, it’s the perfect recovery tool to track and monitor your progress. Track as many vices as you want and find out how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, or years it’s been since you quit. (Free; iOS)

Anxiety Apps

MindShift

mindshift cbt

MindShift is one of the best mental health apps designed specifically for teens and young adults with anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxious feelings, Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. Think of this app as the cheerleader in your pocket, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations. (Free; iOS and Android)

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

self-management for anxiety SAM

SAM might be perfect for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support. (Free; iOS and Android)

CBT Thought Record Diary

CBT thought record diary

The centerpiece of cognitive-behavioral therapy is changing your emotions by identifying negative and distorted thinking patterns. You can use CBT Thought Record Diary to document negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. This is a great app for gradually changing your approach to anxiety-inducing situations and your thinking patterns for future situations. (Free; iOS and Android)

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

Headspace

headspace

The Headspace app makes meditation simple. Learn the skills of mindfulness and meditation by using this app for just a few minutes per day. You gain access to hundreds of meditations on everything from stress and anxiety to sleep and focus. The app also has a handy “get some headspace” reminder to encourage you to keep practicing each day.  ($12.99/Month or $9.99/Year for students; iOS and Android)

Calm

calm

Named by Apple as the 2017 iPhone App of the Year, Calm is quickly becoming regarded as one of the best mental health apps available. Calm provides people experiencing stress and anxiety with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music. This app is truly universal; whether you’ve never tried meditation before or regularly practice, you’ll find the perfect program for you. ($12.99/Month; iOS and Android)

Ten Percent Happier

ten percent happier

Want to sleep better, find relaxation, be more mindful and, well, ten percent happier? This is the app for you. Ten Percent Happier has a library of 500+ guided meditations on topics ranging from anxiety and stress to parenting and sleep, as well as videos, bite-sized stories, and inspiration you can listen to on the go. New content is added weekly so you’ll never tire of having to do the same meditative practice again and again.  ($12.99/Month; iOS and Android)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Apps

nOCD

nocd

nOCD was designed with the help of OCD specialists and patients to incorporate two treatments: mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention Treatment. You can receive immediate, clinically-supported guidance when an OCD episode strikes, take weekly tests to assess the severity of your OCD, and have motivational support along the way. One user calls nOCD “a free therapist in your pocket!”  (Free; iOS) 

Worry Watch

worry watch

One of the most frustrating parts of living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can be dealing with intense anxiety despite the fact you know your worries are irrational. Worry Watch aims to help users identify their trigger points for anxiety, note trends in their feelings, reflect on when the outcomes were harmless, and change their thinking patterns for the future. Think of it as your personal, password-protect, worry diary.  ($3.99; iOS) 

GG OCD

GG OCD App

GG OCD aims to improve OCD symptoms by increasing the user’s awareness of negative thoughts and training the brain to push those aside to embrace a more positive outset. The app takes the users through various levels, each consisting of short games around a specific theme. From how to automatically replace negative self-talk with positive thoughts, to belief in change, building self-esteem and more, this app takes its user on a journey towards a healthier thinking pattern. (Free; iOS and Android)

KHF MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Kyle Hyland Foundation for Teen Support is to provide charitable and educational support to teens by establishing a center where teens can be provided emotional support through mentoring, counseling music, and art.

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