Monday, October 18, 2010

#LoveISLouder

The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values has teamed up with LoveisLouder to raise the volume around a critical message -- that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless. We hope you will join us in raising the volume on Tuesday, October 19th. In coordination with the #LoveISLouder campaign, we'd like to share a number of valuable resources.

For more information on dealing with harrasment, depression or suicide, and to view the real stories of people dealing with emotional issues, visit:

Problems bigger than you can handle? Please contact one of the following 24-hour hotlines for help.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 1-866-331-9474
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) - 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • 24-hour online hotline: http://online.rainn.org/
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) - 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline) - 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Local Authorities - 911
How to call the police: http://www.thesafespace.org/stay-safe/need-help/calling-the-police/

  
For more information on these important topics, please check out the sites below.

Dating abuse:
loveisrespect: http://www.loveisrespect.org/
The Safe Space: http://www.thesafespace.org/
Love is not Abuse: http://loveisnotabuse.com/ 

Digital abuse / cyberbullying:
A THIN LINE (MTV’s digital abuse campaign): http://www.athinline.org/
Wired Safety: https://www.wiredsafety.org/

Eating disorders:
National Eating Disorders Association: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
Hotline: 1-800-931-2237 (8:30am-4:30pm Pacific time)

Girls’ and women’s health:
National Women's Health Information Center: http://womenshealth.gov/
Hotline: 1-800-994-9662 (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm)
Girlshealth.gov: http://girlshealth.gov/

Mental health and suicide prevention:
Half of Us (mtvU’s mental health campaign): http://www.halfofus.com/
The Trevor Project provides suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Veterans: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans

Phone number blocking:
A THIN LINE (MTV’s digital abuse campaign): http://www.athinline.org/facts/constant-messaging  (under ‘draw your line’)

Relationships and sexual health:
CDC's National HIV and STD Testing Resources: http://www.findstdtest.org/
It’s Your Sex Life (MTV’s sexual health campaign): http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/iysl
Planned Parenthood: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Sexual assault:
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: http://www.rainn.org/

Social networking sites:
Facebook Safety Center: http://www.facebook.com/safety
MySpace Support: http://faq.myspace.com/
Twitter Harassment and Violent Threats Policy: http://twitter.zendesk.com/entries/15794-harassment-and-violent-threats-policy

Substance abuse:
MTV’s substance abuse resource page: http://substanceabuse.mtv.com/
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s Facility Locator: http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Veterans:
BRAVE (MTV’s veterans resource page): http://brave.mtv.com/
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: http://iava.org/

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