Support Resources

Little people, especially children and teens, may have a harder time socially and emotionally and may benefit from extra support. LPA offers in-house support ranging from individual friends, LPA Chapter events and Regionals, Facebook pages for parents and non-parents, etc. and parent and teen coordinators for peer contacts and ideas. 

Little People of America, Inc. has also compiled national support resources for you to use and to share with others that might be going through any situations where you may need immediate or ongoing support.   These hotlines and websites can most likely refer you to local support services if you need or prefer them.  They are resources that cover different areas of concern and serve different age groups.  Please feel free to let us know if you have any recommendations for others that we may have missed.  Please understand: these are not in place of 911 or other emergency resources.  Please use 911 if there has been a crime and/or if you or someone is at immediate risk of harm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-8255
Online chat available:
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
The mission of the Crisis Text Line is to provide free, 24/7, confidential support to people in crisis.

Youth Line
Phone: 877-968-8491
Text: teen2teen to 839863
A teen crisis helpline with teen-to-teen support provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357) - Treatment referral and information, 24/7. - Find a treatment facility near you.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.