We know that life isn’t always easy and sometimes we could use some extra help. As much as we want to help all of you out in every way you need, there are some situations that are too complicated or personal to be dealt with through Gurl alone. And you’re smart enough to know that the info we provide is not a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. And sometimes, you just need a real person to talk to.
You should always try to talk to someone you trust (whether a parent, relative, legal guardian, guidance counselor, or medical professional). If there’s nobody that you know that you’re comfortable talking to, we’ve put together the following list of resources to help you get the assistance you need. Please be aware that the contact information and resources below are for informational purposes only. That said, if you’re having problems that are larger than you can handle, please contact one of the following resources for help:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
National Eating Disorder Association
The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
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