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Where to look when you need medical information fast

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For an actual medical emergency call: 911 tell the operator where you are and what the problem is and stay on the line until medical personnel arrive at the scene.

The emergency help line 911 can talk you through several medical emergencies and you may be able to save a life by giving CPR or other emergency medical care such as stopping bleeding or giving the victim/patient verbal assurance that they will be alright, this support is very important when you have an excited patient that needs to be calm.

Below are a few websites that can give you numerous information and some with immediate help when needed.

American Journal of Medicine

CDC short for Centers For Disease Control

American Association of Poison Control Centers
Call for emergency help 1-800-222-1222

Suicide Prevention Life Line
Call for emergency help 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help
Call for help at 1-877-589-4611

Abuse (child, sexual, and domestic violence)
NSPCC

Below support groups and phone numbers was taken from Psych Central website.

U.S. Help lines:

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433
NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group 800-826-3632
Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696
AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center 800-560-0717
Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information 800-792-5200
Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis 800-233-4357
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish) 800-992-2600
Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents 800-632-8188
Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential) 800-231-6946
Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish) 800-223-5001
Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House 800-999-9999
National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD) 800-787-3224
National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

U.K. Help lines:
The Samaritans 0845 790 9090
Child line 0800 1111
National AIDS helpline 0800 567 123
Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline 0345 023 468
Sexual Abuse Centre 0117 935 1707
Counselling (Youth) – Maidenhead 01628 636 661
Youth Info Services – Milton Keynes 0173 334 9932
Lesbian & Gay Switchboard 0121 622 6589
Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard – Scotland 0131 556 4049

You can use this list or investigate and make your own list with important phone numbers in-case you ever find the need for them. Print your list out and place by your telephone in case of an emergency you’ll be ready for what ever happens.

It is better to be ready and never need it then to be caught empty handed in the mist of the excitement and not know what to do or who to call for emergency help.

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