WordPress is a global community of writers, bloggers, poets, photographers, artists and so much more. Many have a blog like this one informing people on resources. Since it is worldwide I thought a separate post with resources all over the world for youths might be useful. I encourage you to check this out and not get discouraged if one service is for youths up to 18 or 20 or even 25 and you or a friend is a bit older. Call your local helpline and inquire where there are other resources (free) for support. Even parents call for direction or a caring adult friend, teacher or counsellor…oh, yes, and grandparents check out for help for their grands too!
Many youths and young adults may have a counsellor and a good support network but what if they need to talk at 3am? What if they are walking home and it could be hours before someone could help calm a situation?
Child Helpline International (CHI) is the global network of 192 independent child helplines in 145 countries.
(Full and Associate Members. Figures correct as of November 2014.)
Full members are those child helplines who fulfill all three of the network’s membership criteria: annual submission of data; annual completion of the Principles and Standards Self-Assessment (PSA) tool; and payment of annual membership fee.
Associate members are organisations CHI is working closely with to start fully functioning child helplines. Associate members can become full members after one year of operation and meeting the full membership criteria.
There are also potential members. These are organisations which have expressed an interest in starting a child helpline, and existing child helplines who are not yet part of the CHI network. CHI aims to help consolidate a national, toll-free child helpline in every country of the world. © CHI 2014