Find Hope

In Michael’s own words:

“I looked up at the sky again and cried out, ‘Okay!  Whatever!  Just tell me what you want me to do now!’  Only I didn’t have to ask.  I knew.  I wasn’t going to find hope in a line of heroin, and I wasn’t going to find it out there alone on the streets, so I traded my guitar for the ring and headed home.”   

                                               –From Chapter 20, The Tattoo

 

FOR HELP WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS:

If this is an emergency and you or someone you love is at risk for suicide, call 9-1-1, a local mental health professional, or the national suicide hotline:    1-800-SUICIDE

If you are thinking about suicide, read this first:   http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

 

HOMELESS OR RUNAWAY:

National Runaway Safeline:  1-800-RUNAWAY

Covenant House – Every kid deserves a home:  http://www.covenanthouse.org/

 

FOR HELP WITH ADDICTION:

Narcotics Anonymous: www.na.org

 

By Young Addicts, For Young Addicts   click:  here

 

Narcotics Anonymous – Daily Meditation   click: here

 

Help for Friends and Families of Addicts: here

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:  www.aa.org

Alcohol Awareness:  How To Quit Alcohol

 

FOR HELP WITH SELF-INJURY:  www.twloha.com & www.selfinjury.com

 

HELP & HOPE FOR LGBTQ TEENS:

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

http://freedhearts.wordpress.com/

 

FOR HELP WITH CHILD ABUSE:

 

Call:  1-800-4-A-Child

 

Click:  www.childhelp.org

 

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