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Resources to help find information and support for life's tough topics.

How to Quit Vaping. Know Why You’re Quitting There are many good reasons to stop vaping.

How to Quit Vaping

Do you want to feel healthier? Save money? Knowing why you want to quit vaping can help you stay motivated and focused on your goal to become vape-free. Think about the things in your life that are important to you. Is vaping controlling my life? Your answers to these questions can help you see how vaping is affecting your life, maybe in ways you hadn’t thought about before. Quit Tobacco Completely Some people who vape also use cigarettes or other tobacco products.

We know it can seem challenging to quit smoking or using other tobacco products at the same time as quitting vaping, but becoming completely tobacco-free is the best thing you can do for your health. Everything You Need to Know About Sex. Find Abortion Services Near You. Abortion Clinics & Laws By State 2019 Interactive Map. – 24/7 Confidential Support.

Adolescents and Young Adults. Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content Follow STD Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)Life Stages and Populations Adolescents and Young Adults Recommend on Facebook Tweet While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people.

Adolescents and Young Adults

Highlights Confidentiality Issues and Use of Sexually Transmitted Disease Services Among Sexually Experienced Persons Aged 15–25 Years — United States, 2013–2015 – MMWR March 10, 2017. NC Rape Crisis Centers. North Carolina has a large number of rape crisis centers throughout the state that can be of help to you.

NC Rape Crisis Centers

These centers provide free, confidential referrals and services for sexual assault victims, survivors and their close family and friends. About the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline. Need help?

About the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. How does it work? When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider. Safe Space - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline – The Hotline. Unplanned Pregnancy Help and Counseling. What are my options if I’m pregnant?

Unplanned Pregnancy Help and Counseling

Making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy is personal. Accurate information and support helps, but only you can know what’s best for you. I’m pregnant — now what? Finding out you’re pregnant when you don’t expect it can be stressful, but it’s a pretty common experience — about half of all women in the U.S. have an unplanned pregnancy at some point in their lives. People who are pregnant have 3 options: Parenting — giving birth and raising the child. Sometimes deciding what to do about an unplanned pregnancy is easy. What can I think about to help me decide? Family, relationships, school, work, money, life goals, health, safety, and personal beliefs — most people think carefully about many of these things before making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy. Consider how you feel when you think about abortion, adoption, and parenting. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. Championing LGBT issues in K-12 Education. Body, Facial, & Dental Hygiene. Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content Healthy Water Sites Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: CDC Healthy Water Home Water, Sanitation, & Environmentally-related Hygiene.

Body, Facial, & Dental Hygiene

National Eating Disorders Association. SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Frequently Asked Questions What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline? SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. Also visit the online treatment locators. What are the hours of operation? The service is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Alcoholics Anonymous. Hotline & Helpline Information. NAMI. National Institute of Mental Health.

National Support Groups. National Support Groups and Websites Alcoholics Anonymous: (locate a meeting or find information about alcholism, find groups for teens , family and friends affected by alcohol.

National Support Groups

ACCESS (Air Craft Casualty Emotional Support Services) This is a national network for those who have lost a loved one in an aircraft-related tragedy. It matches the bereaved person with volunteers who have previously experienced a similar loss. It is only email or phone support. Addiction Resources: (Special thanks to Prevention Coaliton for sharing the following links for those suffering due to addiction): American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Online bereavement support American Association of Suicidology This national organization offers resources for suicide prevention and survivors of suicide (SOS).

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): information for survivors and a 24/7 National Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Lifeline. Pet Loss Grief Support Hot Lines, Helplines and Groups - (Note: Support for pet loss, grief, and bereavement is very different from, and not to be confused with, professional counseling and therapy [psychotherapy.]

Pet Loss Grief Support Hot Lines, Helplines and Groups -

Be aware that people who provide the valuable service of pet loss support vary greatly in their training, education, experience, and expertise.). Several of the websites listed below are not specific for pet loss. You may then wish to call the telephone numbers listed, and then leave a message, if necessary.