Resources for Teens
We understand that life as a teenager can be difficult in ways that make you feel alone and without hope. Running away is a dangerous choice and we want nothing more than for you to be safe and to have the tools necessary to help you move forward. Please use the resources below to find help for whatever it is you may be dealing with.
National Runaway Safeline
- Provides confidential and nonjudgmental support. Each team member has been trained to handle a crisis, provide support and listen to your story.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Provides confidential support if you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself. People have called the Lifeline for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) – Push 1 to talk to a counselor
- Provides confidential support with the goal of meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and teens.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
1-888-373-7888 or SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")
- Provides confidential support if you or someone you know needs help.
- If you feel like you may be in a trafficking situation, please consider how to plan for your safety. If you would like to discuss creating a safety plan, contact the hotline.
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) or Online Hotline Chat
- Provides confidential support to anyone impacted by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about.
Social Media Safety Videos
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – NetSmartz
- Amy’s Choice
- Cyberbullying – You Can’t Take It Back
- Online Enticement – Sextortion
- Survivor Diaries
- Your Photo Fate
- Other Real-Life Stories
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Dr. Phil McGraw
Human Trafficking Survivor Documentary
Carissa Phelps graduated with both a law degree and an MBA from UCLA. But when she was 12, she ran away from home and forced into prostitution in Fresno. This documentary shares her amazing story. Carissa is the Founder of Runaway Girl, Inc. and the author of Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets.