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Personal Counseling Issues

Below are some counseling websites that address many issues facing teens today. Your school counselor is available to help you in any way they can. You should talk with your parent or a professional if you are in danger or if you know of someone who is.

  • Crossroads Behavioral Healthcare
    Call 1-800-235-4673 toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for help with mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse services.
  • Alanon/Alateen
    This site contains basic information about this organization which assists adults and teens with alcohol related concerns.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    This link is to the teen section of the well known twelve step program for treatment of alcoholism.
  • Anxiety Disorders
    The National Institute of Mental Health gives a sketch of each known anxiety disorder and has a keyword search to help identify symptoms.
  • Change Your Mind
    Site sponsored by the American Psychological Association approaches mental health concerns from the young adult's point of view.
  • Eating Disorders
    On the KidSource website. This is research conducted and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health on causes and treatment of a variety of eating disorders.
  • Gambling Issues
    This is a link to North Carolina's website to get help to those who have an issue with problem gambling.
  • Mental Health Resources
    This site provides contacts for services, treatment and programs in mental health care in North Carolina.
  • National Eating Disorders Association
    The web site is devoted to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders.
  • Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
    Families of affected children and adolescents are almost always baffled by early-onset bipolar disorder and are desperate for information and support. In this section of the CABF web site, you will find answers to some of the most common questions asked about the disorder.
  • Personality Online
    You will find everything from a variety of personality tests to a comprehensive database of personal development related resources.
  • Suicide Prevention
    FAQ on suicide, symptoms of depression and suicidal danger signs, most common misconceptions about suicide, what students should do if a friend had depression, what hospitalization does for depressives and a recommended reading list.
  • Teen New Horizons
    Teen New Horizons is committed to teen and family healing. We are a group of families who have experienced the same type of family struggles and issues with their teens that brought you to this website. Our families come from all walks of life. We are committed to helping families with teens who are struggling in life. This website is designed to help you evaluate your situation and to provide you with one stop comprehensive information about options available to your family and struggling teen.
  • Web of Addictions
    The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. It has links to treatment organizations and organizations promoting prevention of substance abuse.
  • Youth Suicide Prevention Intervention
    Information related to youth suicide, its causes, danger signs and prevention

Information and Resources for Homeless Families

Volunteer Opportunities

Remember: It is up to you to record and keep track of your hours. You may create your own record sheet or check on the options on or

  • American Red Cross
  • Soup kitchens
  • Christian Mission
  • United Way
  • Recreation Department
  • Hugh Chatham Medical Center
  • After school tutoring at elementary and middle schools (contact each individual school)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society of Yadkin or Surry County
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics