Help & hope

We are not a 24-hour helpline.  We are not all trained professionals.  We at NAOYP want to bridge the gap so we can help.

If this is an emergency, or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911), contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to someone at 1-800-SUICIDE (in the US) or Kids Help phone 1-800-668-6868

To report child abuse or exploitation please go to Virtual Global Taskforce

(some sources via  TWLOHA Thank You!)

Crisis centers in Canada: Center for suicide prevention listings

Befrienders Worldwide – To find a helpline in your area of the world go to – “We work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don’t judge them or tell them what to do – we listen.”

To Find Help in Australia or in the UK

NAOYP was founded and is based in Central Montreal.  We have resources dedicated to meeting needs on a local level.  Please email  for more information if you are looking for help and live locally.


National Hopeline Network (U.S.A.) – – 1-800-SUICIDE

S.A.F.E. Alternatives – – Self Abuse Finally Ends

Childhelp – – 1-800-4-A-CHILD – National Child Abuse Hotline

National Domestic Violence Helpline – – 1-800-799-SAFE

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – – 1-800-656-HOPE National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Eating Disorders Association – – 1-800-931-2237

The Trevor Helpline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. All calls are confidential and toll-free from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)


AAMFT – – counseling services locator

Befrienders Worldwide – – treatment and counseling services locator

SAMHSA – – substance abuse treatment center locator

SAMHSA – – mental health services locator

AACC – – Christian counseling services locator

For Help with SELF-INJURY:

S.A.F.E. – – “S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.”Self Mutilators Anonymous – – “Self Mutilators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation.”


National Eating Disorders Association – – “non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.”FINDINGbalance – – Faith based help for eating and body image issues.

For Help with ADDICTION:

HBO – – “The Addiction website brings together many of America’s top addiction experts to demystify this much-misunderstood disease.  To find help now, or to learn more about the latest breakthroughs in treatment, select a link.”

“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Meetings can be found in Australia, the UK the USA and Canada.

Al-Anon/Alateen – – “Offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.”

“Narcotics Anonymous –  an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide.” To find a meeting in your area visit

Additional Information:

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression –

Teen Advice/Support site –

The Jed Foundation – – “ULifeline is an online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well being.”

Mental Health America  – – Resources promoting mental health nationwide.

Information on: abuse, addiction, depression, eating disorders, mental health and trauma –

For more information on Specific Mental Illness’ visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness –

Here are a few books we recommend if you are interested in learning more about some of these issues:

American Medical Association’s Essential Guide to Depression
Bloodletting (A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm & Survival) by Victoria LeathamBodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers by Karen Conterio, Wendy Lader and Jennifer Kingsonbloom

Cutting (Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation) by Steven Levenkron

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

The Last Addiction: Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find Lasting Freedom by Sharon A. Hersh

Purpose for the Pain by Renee Yohe

Recovering from Losses in Life by H. Norman Wright

An Unquiet Mind (A Memoir of Moods and Madness) by Kay Redfield Jamison

We are continually working to provide the most helpful and up to date resources available today. If there is a resource that you believe should be listed on this website or at the very least should be used as a referral for individuals needing help, please email us


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