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Additional Health Resources

In this section, you will find: 
  * National & Local Hotlines
  * Online Information and Support
  * Online Screenings

NATIONAL HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) 

CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline) 1-800-CDC-INFO 

Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1

Addiction Center 24/7 Treatment Help 1-888-336-2646

Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline1-866-331-9474

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

LOCAL HOTLINES

Emergency Psychiatry Services-Bay Ridge Hospital 1-800-569-5608

HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)  1-800-547-1649
24-hr confidential hotline and short-term counseling

YWCA NORTH SHORE RAPE CRISIS CENTER
1-800-922-8772 (24-hr hotline, resources and support)

Anyone can call these numbers at any time whether you are the one in crisis, or you are helping someone who is. Please do not hesitate to contact your Resident Director or Public Safety at x3333 for help.

What should I do if I have been sexually assaulted?

1. Seek safety. Make sure you are in a safe place with safe people.
2. Get support. Seek out someone you trust in whom you can confide.
3. Preserve evidence. If you think you want evidence collected, do not bathe or shower, brush your teeth or go the bathroom. You will want to go directly to the ER where they will go through the important process of caring for you and preserving evidence. Do not change your clothes (if you already have, put your clothes in a clean paper bag such as a grocery store bag and bring them with you to the ER). 
4. Seek medical attention. Go the the ER at Beverly Hospital 978-922-3000 x3700. If you would like someone to go with you to the hospital, call your RA, a friend, or the Gordon Police at 978-867-3333. 

Please click here for complete information on what to do if you or a friend have been sexually assaulted. You are not alone. 

12 BEST HEALTH WEBSITES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on a wide range of health conditions and related topics, including travel health, emergency preparedness, and occupational health. Tools for healthy living.

Cleveland Clinic
User-friendly information on a wide range of diseases, conditions and treatments. Tools for healthy living and managing chronic conditions, including risk calculators, quizzes, and symptom-checker.

Mayo Clinic

User-friendly information on a wide range of diseases, conditions, and treatments searchable by symptoms, health conditions, tests/procedures, and treatments. Tools for healthy living include interactive graphics, videos, expert blogs, and first aid guide.

NHS Choices

Information on a wide range of diseases, conditions, treatments, and healthy living. Interactive elements include a symptom checker and online communities for questions, support, and advice.

National Institutes of Health
Information on a wide range of health topics, summarizing recent research. Includes guides to specific diseases, and tools on talking to your doctor and science education. 

PubMed Health
Systematic reviews (analyses of relevant, high-quality evidence) published since 2003 on what works in health care and medicine. Includes guides to health conditions, health terminology, and drugs, written for non-specialists.

Very Well

User-friendly website that looks and functions like a mainstream news source, highlighting trending topics. Written by health care professionals and overseen by board-certified physicians.

MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
Active Minds 
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 
Half of Us  
Mental Health Infosource  
Mental Help Net  
National Alliance on Mental Illness  
National Institute of Mental Health  
National Mental Health Association 
Suicide Prevention Online 24/7 Crisis Line  

ADD/ADHD
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
Addiction Center
Alanon-Alateen  
Alcoholics Anonymous  
College Drinking: Changing the Culture 
Drug Watch (medications, their side effects, and associated drug news)  
Marijuana Anonymous  
Narcotics Anonymous  
National Institute on Drug Abuse  
Rehabs.com
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration  
Tobacco Free U  
Wicked Sober – Boston Addiction Treatment Help 

ANXIETY/PANIC/OCD
Anxiety Coach 
Anxiety & Depression Assoc. of America  
Anxiety.org
High Anxieties.org
OCD Center of Los Angeles  
Stress Management (give it ample time to load) 

DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Red Flag Campaign (Dating Violence Among College Students) 
HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change)  
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence  
National Coalition against Domestic Violence  

EATING DISORDERS/BODY IMAGE
Coach and Athlete Information 
Guidelines for Healthy Living at Any Size 
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders  
National Eating Disorder Association 
NEDA-Body Image 
Overeaters Anonymous  

PERFECTIONISM
Center for Clinical Interventions  
Psychology Today-People Pleasing 

PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Information & Support for friends/family of someone with a personality disorder  

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION
Internet Accountability/Web Filtering-Covenant Eyes  
Internet Accountability/Web Filtering-Mobicip
Recovery Zone 
Sexual Recovery Institute

PTSD
US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs 
PTSD/Sexual Abuse 
Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

RELATIONSHIPS
Prepare Enrich 
Healthy Boundaries in Any Relationship 
Dealing with Challenging People 

RELAXATION/STRESS REDUCTION
Resilient You  
PsychCentral Managing Stress  
Stress Management (give it ample time to load) 

SELF-ESTEEM/SELF-COMPASSION
Self-Compassion  
The Representation Project  

SELF-HELP
Go Ask Alice-Health Q&A at Columbia University    
Virtual Pamphlet Collection  

SELF-INJURY
Support for Friends of those who SI  
Self-Injury Foundation  

SEXUAL ASSAULT/SEXUAL ABUSE
I Am One Voice
National Sexual Violence Resource Center  
RAINN National Sexual Assault Online Hotline  
The Date Safe Project 

SEXUALITY
Undeserving of His Grace - Christopher Yuan
Lead Them Home – Bill Henson  
Spiritual Friendship – Ron Belgau  
The Marin Foundation – Andrew Marin  

STALKING
Stalking Resource Center: National Center for Victims of Crime 
Stalking Victims Sanctuary  

Please note, these screenings are only informational and are not meant to substitute for professional help or diagnosis. Please come to the Health Center if you would like medical advice or make an appointment with the Gordon College Counseling Center.