Family Crisis Care
There are resources available for various different crisis situations an individual or family may face. The following is a list of resources for dealing with crisis situations, including suicide prevention, mental illness, rape, abuse in relationships, domestic violence, drug abuse, eating disorders, addictions, and unwanted same-sex attractions.
Addiction Help Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255
We are a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
- Call for yourself or someone you care about
- Free and confidential
- A network of more than 150 crisis centers nationwide
- Available 24/7
National Alliance of Mental Illness
1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
Because mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children—or 60 million Americans—NAMI works every day to save every life.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network-RAINN
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE
The concept behind the hotline is simple. When a caller dials 800-656-HOPE, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller’s phone number. The call is then instantaneously connected to the nearest RAINN member center. If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center. The caller’s phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information.
There are many ways that you can help a friend or family member who has been a victim of rape or sexual violence:
- Listen. Be there. Don’t be judgemental.
- Be patient. Remember, it will take your loved one some time to deal with the crime.
- Help to empower your loved one. Rape and sexual violence are crimes that take away an individual’s power, it is
important not to compound this experience by putting pressure on your loved one to do things that he or she is
not ready to do yet
- If you are dealing with an issue involving your child, create a safe place by talking directly to them.
- If you are the non-abusing parent in a case of incest, it is important to support your child and help them through
this situation without blaming them. This is also true if you are not a parent but still an observer of incest. If your loved one is considering suicide, follow-up with them on a regular basis.
- Encourage your loved one to report the rape or sexual violence to law enforcement (call 911 in most areas). If
your loved one has questions about the criminal justice process, talking with someone on the National Sexual
Assault Hotline, 800-656-HOPE, can help.
- If your loved one is willing to seek medical attention or report the assault, offer to accompany him or her wherever s/he needs to go (hospital, police station, campus security, etc.)
- Encourage him or her to contact one of the hotlines, but realize that only your loved one can make the decision to get help.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1 (800) 799-safe (7223)
1 (800) 787-3224
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) believes violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions. NCADV recognizes that the abuses of power in society foster battering by perpetuating conditions, which condone violence against women and children. Therefore, it is the mission of NCADV to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services, Inc.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help. Almost every alcoholism treatment tries to help the alcoholic maintain sobriety. Regardless of the road we follow, we all head for the same destination, recovery of the alcoholic person. Together, we can do what none of us could accomplish alone. We can serve as a source of personal experience and be an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.
Alcohol Rehab Guide
A new online resource that connects alcoholics and their families with the help they need to conquer this disease. A recent analysis shows that nearly 240 million people suffer from an alcohol addiction. Their goal is to help these individuals and their loved ones by providing them with information on the signs of an alcohol addiction, the effects, and the support options for those involved.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
1 (800) 729-6686
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) World Services, Inc.
1 (818) 773-9999
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 58,000 weekly meetings in 131 countries worldwide.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
1 (847) 831-3438
There are several levels of treatment for eating disorders; these include weekly support groups, outpatient treatment with a therapist, psychiatrist and dietitian, partial hospitalization, and finally inpatient or residential treatment. Our listings are for your consideration. We encourage you to screen these therapists for yourself and decide who is best for you. Also, our online list is not exhaustive.
- The ANAD helpline (630) 577-1330, operates 9AM-5PM Central Time, Monday through Friday and can help you find the treatment to fit your needs. If you prefer email, please contact us through
- Support groups meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
- Outpatient treatment might be meeting with a psychotherapist on a weekly basis. More intensive outpatient treatment might be weekly meetings with a psychotherapist, psychiatrist and dietitian, who all work together on your recovery. Finally, some hospitals have outpatient programs that meet five to seven days a week for a few hours and include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and group meetings with the psychotherapist, psychiatrist, dietitian and other hospital staff.
- Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization are a step up from outpatient treatment, and most meet daily. They are generally eight to twelve hours of the day, and all three meals are eaten at the facility.
- The most intensive level of treatment is Inpatient or Residential treatment. This involves living in a residential facility or hospital and includes eating all meals, performing all daily activities, and a significant level of treatment individually and in groups.
- “Growing Up in a Pornified Culture” by Debby Gullery (video)
- The Pornography Plague (Powerpoint)
Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction
Brothers on a Road Less Traveled is an international, non-profit, interfaith fellowship that provides peer support, education and outreach to adults — primarily men who experience unwanted same-sex attractions (or related issues) and who choose to address those attractions in ways that align with their own personal faith, values, morals, beliefs and life goals.
They provide peer support, help facilitate personal growth, and co-create safe, compassionate communities for men to voluntarily explore addressing their same-sex attractions (and related issues) in affirming ways that align with their own personal faith, values, morals, beliefs and life goals. They especially support men who choose to voluntarily explore the possibilities for minimizing their erotic or romantic responses to other men, and/or increasing their sexual or romantic interests in women, to the extent possible. They also provide information and peer-support to friends and family — especially wives — of men coping with unwanted same-sex attractions.
American Council for Drug Education
The ACDE is a prevention and education agency against substance abuse. This website includes a helpful list of symptoms associated with specific drugs.
DrugRehab.com provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions. Their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery.
Drug Treatment Center Finder
1 (855) 619-8070
Drug Treatment Center Finder is not a specific treatment center, instead, we are a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. Our goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones in order to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives. We currently offer the following resources, with more to come:
- Health Screenings
- Collection of Informational/Educational Resources & Data
- Extensive Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Treatment Guides
- Nationwide Directory of Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services
All of the statistical information found on our website is pulled from studies conducted and published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and their divisions: National Insititute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Drug Rehab Connections
Drug Rehab Connections is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery. Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab centers. We are here to help people in need of guidance during a dark time in their lives when it may seem no hope is available.
Recallreport.org is the web’s most comprehensive consumer health and safety website, containing hundreds of pages on healthcare, medications (including up to date recall information), healthy habits and resources. From heart conditions and respective medications to topics surrounding mental health, being informed is essential. All of their information is thoroughly researched and cited appropriately, including data directly from the FDA.
Tuck: Advancing Better Sleep
Tuck is an educational portal covering all things sleep health, from wellness techniques to advocacy for safe sleeping.