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“Younger adults are at a greater risk for experiencing depressive symptoms compared to older Latinos.”
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We Hear You

“An official report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2009 that nearly 15% of Hispanic teens had attempted suicide the year before compared to 10% of all city high school girls.”
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“Perceived discrimination and depressed emotion are highly linked in Latino adolescents.”
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“11% of Hispanic girls across the country admitted a suicide attempt.”

USA national suicide hotlines (toll-free – 24 hours – 7 days a week)
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

TTY: 1-800-799-4889

Chicago
In-Touch Hotline
6pm-10:30pm – 7 days a week
(312) 996-5535

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

http://suicidehotlines.com/illinois.html

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Chicago
1536 West Chicago, Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
www.namigc.org
(312)-563-0445

Department of Aging
Elder Abuse Hotline: 1866-800-1409
Senior Helpline: 1-800-252-8966/ TTY: 1-888-206-1327
http://www.state.il.us/aging/

Department of Children and Family Services
100 West Randolph St. 6-200
Chicago, IL 60601
Hotline: 800-25-Abuse
Phone: 312-814-6800
TTD: 312-814-8783
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/index.shtml

Department of Human Services Help Line
401 S. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Hotline: 1-800-843-6154
TTY: 1-800-447-6004
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx

Chicago Abused Women Coalition
Hotline: 773-278-4566
http://cawc.org/

Gang Outreach Line
36133 N. Fairfield Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041
Hotline: (847) 546-0887
Phone: 847-546-8142

Cancer
Cancer Information Service: 800-422-6237

Look Good/Feel Better: 80033ABTEC a free public service program for women undergoing cancer experiencing appearance side effects.

Child abuse
ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422.4453) or 800.2.A.CHILD (222.4453, TDD for hearing impaired).

Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Department of social services for public to access information:
800-345-KIDS: Provides information concerning children available for adoption and other children’s programs
800-342-3009: Access to general information regarding Department programs and HEAP Hotline
800-732-5207: Day Care Complaint Line
800-342-3720: Child Abuse Hotline
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE

Crisis Intervention/Suicide
Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: 800-448-3000 or 800-448-1833 (TDD)

Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Covenant House Hotline: 800-999-9999

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE /800-799-7233 and 800-787-3224 (TTY).

24-hour-a-day hotline, Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. English and Spanish speaking advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staffed by trained volunteers who are ready to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters.

The staff can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. They have an extensive database of domestic violence treatment providers in all US states and territories. Many staff members speak languages besides English, and they have 24-hour access to translators for approximately 150 languages. For the hearing impaired, there is a TTY number. This is a great resource for anyone–man, woman or child–who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence or abuse, or who suspects that someone they know is being abused.

Eating and Associated Disorders
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): 847-831-3438 (long distance)

National Mental Health Association: 800-969-6642 9AM-5PM Mon-Fri information on mental health topics and referrals, access to an info specialist

Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-252-8966

Alzheimer’s Association Hotline: 800-621-0379 8:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri information and referral services, free brochures

HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network: 1-800-458-5231 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri includes info on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with info specialists avail. to answer questions; also at  www.CDCNAC.org (CDC National Aids Clearinghouse)

National AIDS Hotline: 800-342-AIDS (2437)

Information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline in Spanish: 800-344-SIDA (7432) Open 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week.

AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: 800-243-7889 (TDD) Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922 Information and referrals to free and low-cost public clinics. Operators can answer general questions on prevention, symptoms, transmission and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline: 800-332-2437, TTY – 800-332-3889 (Ohio)

Parent Hotline
1-800-840-6537: Parent Hotline is a website dedicated to helping families who are in a crisis situation. It lists behaviors for parents to be aware of such as drug use and a questionnaire on if a child is in need of intervention. Very resourceful site.

Poison Control
Poison Control Any Kind of Substance: 800-662-9886

Poison Control: 800-222-1222

Rape
Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

Runaway/Exploited Children
Missing Children Network: 800-235-3535

Thursday’s Child’s National Youth Advocacy Hotline at 1 (800) USA KIDS

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 800-843-5678

Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. Offers assistance to law enforcement agents. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

National Runaway Switchboard: 800-621-4000

Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and local referrals to adolescents and families. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Child Find of America Hotline:  800-I-AM-LOST (426.5678)

Looks for missing and abducted children. Operators available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

CONFIDENTIAL Runaway Hotline: 800-231-6946

Parent Abduction Hotline: 800-292-9688

Provides crisis mediation in parental abduction. Provides prevention information and referrals to local agencies. Operators available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Voicemail on evenings and weekends with calls returned.

Substance Abuse/Alcoholism
24/7 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Referral Service (Private, High End Facilities) 1-800-521-7128

24 Hour Drug Addiction Hotlines

Drug rehab referral services; includes large list of drug-specific helplines and hotlines.

24 Hour Alcohol Abuse Recovery Hotline

Alcohol rehab referral services; includes state and local hotline information and treatment center facility locator.

The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center 1 800 390 4056

Boys Town National Hotline 800-448-3000

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline:  800-662-HELP (4357)

Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

National Cocaine Hotline: 800-COCAINE (262-2463)

Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

Al-ateen: 800-352-9996

Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 800-234-0246

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 800-234-0420

Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 800-331-2900

Youth
National Youth Crisis Hotline: 800-442-HOPE (4673)

Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

LGBTQ

LGBT Latino
Safeschoolscoalition.org/rg_glbt_youth_of_color.htm

Trevor Helpline
www.trevorproject.org
800.850.8078

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