It’s easy to access the Crisis and Support Hotline anytime of the day or night: We’re here to listen and help whether you were hurt yesterday, last week, months ago or decades ago. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to listen and help you.
For a list of resources in other areas, please view our Additional Resources page.Then, in August, after six months on the job, Shih received a message that left her close to tears for the rest of the day. “He told me not to tell anyone.” A few hours later, another message came: “R u there? The next day, a response came in: “It’s my dad.”Do had no protocol for anything like this, so Shih texted back with the contact information for Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network*)*, the country’s largest anti-sexual-assault organization. “Not knowing if she was safe or had gotten help or would ever get help consumed my thoughts,” Shih told me last fall. “It was like I’d been punched in the stomach.”That week, Lublin and Shih started work on what two years later became Crisis Text Line, the first and only national, 24/7 crisis-intervention hotline to conduct its conversations (the majority of which are with teen-agers) exclusively by text message.But the texter indicated that she was too scared to make a phone call. She printed out the text messages and handed them to her boss, Nancy Lublin, Do Something.org’s C. Depression is common among teens, and its consequences are volatile: suicide is the third leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of ten and twenty-four.The hotlines listed below provide services to callers across the country.If you're looking for a local support network, also contact one of PFLAG's more than 400 chapters in the United States.