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.
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.
Edwardsville Township Community Resource Directory | A comprehensive guide to area services & organizations that can assist residents in the Edwardsville School District #7.
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.
Find information and support specifically regarding LGBTQ+ youth and allies.
Read 11 facts about bullying, and find out how to get help if you or someone you know are experiencing physical, mental, or emotional harm from someone, either in-person or online.
Cute and motivational drawings to brighten your day! These comics can also be found on instagram.