Advice for Teens

Resources For Teens


Being a teen is hard!  And let’s face it, when you are in an emergency situation, dialing the phone and trying to find the right resources can be really tough.  Here at SGS, we are working toward offering up-to-date resources and phone numbers for the largest areas that you are struggling with today including:

Bullying and Cyber Bullying, Sextortion and Traffiking, Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Sexual and Domestic Violence, Mental Health.

  1.  Do you feel Safe?
  2.  Are you in Physical Danger?
  3.  Do you have thoughts or plans that could be dangerous to yourself or others?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the three above questions, ask for HELP immediately.  If you do not have a trusted adult available, and you feel like you are in immediate danger, Dial 911.

If you feel like you are not in immediate danger, please start with the following resources.  The first number listed (Boys Town National Hotline) is the most comprehensive resource offered.  Start there.

Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800-448-3000

National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Confidential Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

* At certain places on this site, links to other resources can be accessed.  These external resources are for reference purposes only.  SGS does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external resources and SGS does not claim to be endorsed, approved, certified, or controlled by any of these referenced resources.  Reference therein to any specific program, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SGS.  SGS assumes no responsibility or liability for consequences resulting from use of information from these resources.

Help is available through a variety of resources.

Call 911 or contact one of these organizations:

Nebraska Family Helpline, 888-866-8660, www.

Your Life Iowa Hotline, 855-581-8111,

Boys Town National Hotline, 800-448-3000

Nebraska Rural Response Hotline, 800-464-0258

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-TALK (8255)