Teen Health Resources

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The Edwardsville Public Library is committed to helping our teen patrons find reliable and safe health information and services. This page contains trusted resources for local teens searching for health care and support.

Crisis & Support Lines

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Crisis Text Line | text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline | 1-800-273-8255

Chestnut Health Systems Crisis Line | 1-618-877-0316

LoveIsRespect | 1-866-331-9474 | text LOVEIS to 22522

National Domestic Abuse Hotline | 1-800-799-7233

National Safe Place | text SAFE & your current location (street address, city, state) to 44357

RAINN (National Sexual Assault Hotline) | 1-800-656-4673

Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386 | text START to 678678

Call4Calm Emotional Support Line | text TALK (or HABLAR for Spanish) to 552020 | Not a Crisis Line. A free anonymous program for anyone experiencing stress and needing a listening ear. A Human Service Center counselor will call within 24 hours to provide support. Individuals can also text this number with key words such as "unemployment," "food," or "shelter" and will receive information on how to navigate and access support and services.

Local Resources

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COVID-19 Information - Madison County Health Department | See local statistics, the latest social distancing guidelines, and vaccination information in Madison County.

Agencies that Serve Youth - Madison County Health Department | A contact list and descriptions of organizations in Madison County that have services geared toward children & teens.

Chestnut Health Systems | Chestnut provides many services for young adults, such as substance use treatment and prevention, treatment and housing for individuals with mental illness, & primary care.

Glen-Ed Pantry | Glen-Ed Pantry provides food and other assistance to persons in need with Edwardsville School District #7 in Madison County, IL.

I Support the Girls | The Edwardsville chapter collects bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products for those in need. Contact to find out how to help or receive support.

SIUE We CARE Clinic | View the services offered for children & adolescents at SIUE, including school physicals, vaccinations, hearing & vision screenings, and more.

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LGBTQ+ Resources

Find information and support specifically regarding LGBTQ+ youth and allies.

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