Resources

We here at Bloom know firsthand how hard it is to be a military teen, so we've linked some different resources down below. If you or a loved one is in need of mental help or are suffering from trauma or abuse, we encourage you to talk to a parent, teacher, counselor, or other trusted adult. You can also use these Resources to find help and support. Remember, you are not alone. 

DISCLAIMER

While the team at Bloom certainly understands the struggles of being a military teen, we are by no means equipped or qualified to offer assistance or counsel. If you or a loved one is in need of mental help or is suffering from trauma or abuse, we encourage you to talk to a parent, teacher, counselor, or other trusted adult. These are some resources designed to help in these situations, and we urge you to use them if you need them.

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

List of International Suicide Hotlines: suicide.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline: 1-800-662-4357samhsa.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness Hotline: 800-950-6264, nami.org 

Jed Foundation: 1-800-273-8255, jedfoundation.org (mental health organization focused on teens)

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386, thetrevorproject.org (mental health organization for LGBTQ+ youth)

MILITARY RESOURCES

Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523 (overseas number on website)armymedicine.health.mil (offers help for wounded soldiers and their families)

Military OneSource: 800-342-9647militaryonesource.mil (offers help for service members and their families)

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, veteranscrisisline.net (offers help for veterans)

Military Child Education Coalition: (254) 953-1923, www.militarychild.org (offers education-based help for military kids and families)

ABUSE/ASSAULT/BULLYING RESOURCES

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233thehotline.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673, rainn.org

Stop Bullying: stopbullying.gov (offers support for victims of bullying)

Bloom takes pride in being a safe platform for military kids to share their stories and be empowered. All of the opinions/beliefs expressed in articles belong solely to the author and are not a reflection of the views of the founders and editors of Bloom. Additionally, we understand the struggles and emotions of being a military child, but are not a mental health resource and are therefore unequipped to administer advice and assistance in that area. If you or a loved one are suffering from depression, abuse, or trauma, please visit our Resources page to find help.