What to do if a young person needs help

  • Talk to the youth, and, ask them what is going on
  • Offer hope
  • Know the available resources
  • Call a crisis center, 911, or take the youth to your local emergency department
  • Encourage the teen to contact a supportive service like those listed below, this will provide a professional to talk with them while waiting for emergency services
  • Do NOT leave the child/teen alone