The resources below are a mixture of online and local resources directed at serving & supporting individuals who are working through substance use disorders & addiction.
Technology: Great resources if you find technology having an unwanted grasp on your life!
Screenagers: Originally based on a film, the screenagers website offers resources specific to those dealing with internet addiction.
Fight the New Drug: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.
Fortify: A free science based support for lasting healing from sexual impulsivity.
Nicotine/Juuling: Online resources for if you’re working through the process of trying to quit use of Nicotine – including specific resources for Juuling.
Mayo Clinic: 7 ways to get past nicotine cravings (video) –
Ditch Juul: With This is Quitting – our new, text-to-quit vaping service – the support you need is just a text away. All you have to do is text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to get started.
Teen.smokefree.gov: A resource to help you quit juul, smoking, and tobacco addiction – including a list of triggers, text lines, apps, experts to talk with, and articles to read through!
The Truth: An online resource that exposes the truth behind drug and substance use – and provides excellent resources for quitting!
Local Resources for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Greenville: FAVOR Greenville: A local resource for those recovering from substance abuse. Check out their resource page or call their helpline! –
Greenville: Phoenix Center: A local resource for those dealing with substance abuse and looking for counseling – they also have great resources!
Identifying as LGBTQ+ in the Upstate of SC may come with a lot of challenges and barriers for a healthy life! Below you will find some excellent organizations, online resources, and local services!
Advocacy Organizations: Nationwide communities invested in providing resources and belonging to youth in the LGBTQ+ community!
Translifeline: Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Pridelink: Pride Link is there for LGBTQ+ youth living in the Upstate of South Carolina. One of their unique resources is a “Trans in the South” resource found on their resource page!
GLAAD: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is making sure diverse LGBTQ voices are heard around the country – and does great work of documenting the progress!
Gender Benders: Gender Benders is a grassroots organization for transgender and gender diverse folks in the Southeastern US. They connect people to the resources they need to lead full and healthy lives; engage in activism and education work to help create safer communities for our people; and hold intentional space for people to develop relationships with other trans and gender diverse people who can serve as a support system for each other.
Easy Access: free online resources for quick questions, support, and direction!
ItGetsBetter.org: Watch an endless stream of inspiring stories shared by people just like you.
Free2Luv: A non-profit organization that recognizes the existance of abuse/bullying and is dedicated to empowering, uplifting, and saving the lives of youth through the arts. Free2luv means loving yourself first, so that you can be free to love others – and free to love whoever you desire.
The Trevor Project: Offer 24/7 support for LGTBQ youth using their lifeline for folks 25 and older (1-866-488-7386), TrevorChat, and TrevorText (text START to 678-678). The Trevor Project also has excellent resources for LGTBQ youth in their resource section.
Contact us or look through our find help page for relationship advice/healthy relationship tools!
Greenville: Pendleton Place: Offers programs that protect, equip, and heal vulnerable children, young adults, and families. We strengthen children while rebuilding families because it’s our goal for each child to have a stable home environment and a bright future. Bonus – Pendleton Place operates a Youth Resource Center that’s a drop in for homeless or at risk young adults (17-24).
Greenville, Anderson, and Oconee: Gender Benders: Gender Benders is a grassroots organization for transgender and gender diverse folks in the Southeastern US. They connect people with the resources they need to live full and healthy lives, engage in activism and education work, and hold intentional space for people to develop relationships with other trans and gender diverse people who can serve as a support for each other.
These resources are designed to give you tools in working through mental health struggles. There are a variety of resources address different mental health disorder and suicide prevention – you’ve got this, and you are not alone!
Voices of Mental Health
Ok2Talk: OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
Option B: A place to come for stories and motivations to help you be resilient! Includes topics like injury, sexual assault, incarceration, and grief or loss.
Online Resources: Programs, organizations, and phone apps that advocate for mental health!
NAMI: NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
To Write Love on Her Arms: A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
ReThink: “Rethinking” the stigma of mental health issues and empowering people to get the help they need without fear of judgment, isolation, or discrimination.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Facts and statistics surrounding anxiety and depression.
Help Guide: An expansive resource and guide for a variety of life’ stressors: mental illness, eating disorders, family relationships, ADHD, and addiction.
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA): A Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals (founded in 2000 by sober members of AA) who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders.
Mental Health Apps: Check your App Store for these gems!
PEAK (app): An app that offers relaxation and brain development mini games.
MoodTools (app): A free application that provides tools to support against clinical depression and negative moods, including safety plans, thought diaries, activities, self-assessments and videos!
Total Brain (app): A free neuroscience-based mental health and wellness app that re-trains your brain for mental health!
Education About Mental Health & Mental Illness! Resources for understanding mental illness and steps towards mental health
PHYSC2GO: A YouTube channel that offers education on topics of mental health.
The Grieving Process (video): An excellent video that tells us what our grieving process might look like and gives you a few tips on how to deal with it. Remember – you aren’t alone!
Emotions and the Brain (video): This video helps us understand how the brain naturally responds to events via emotions.
MHA Greenville County: Teen text line: Mental Health America of Greenville County positively impacts mental health through advocacy, awareness, and service. Check out their webpage for resources as well as their teen text line!
For questions, services, information, and healing resources regarding sexual health.
Easy Access: free online resources for quick questions, support, and direction!
Fact Forward: Fact Forward’s mission is to improve the health and economic well-being of individuals, communities, the state of South Carolina, and beyond by preventing teen pregnancy and advancing adolescent reproductive health. Check out their Resource for Teens page!!
Teens Health: Heads up: this source feels very old. That being said, this is a very broad resource and helpful in so many areas. Check them out!
Iwannaknow.org: All your questions can be answered here!
Scarleteen: Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive SEXUALITY and RELATIONSHIPS info for teens and emerging adults.
Sexetc.org: An additional resource for questions – check out their blog page!
Prisma Health for Teens: A professional resource for answering questions and offering resources for health.
AID Upstate: A non-profit that provides online resources and testing in Greenville and Anderson Counties.
Greenville: Julie Valentine Center: An organization that offers confidential services to victims of sexual assault and child abuse. They have a crisis line, self-care exercises, support groups, and therapy options.
Anderson & Oconee: Foothills Alliance: Offers prevention & intervention support to survivors of sexual assault & child sexual abuse. They have a virtual space that you can apply for – check out this page to read through their rules/how to join!
Teen Health Clinic: DHEC’s statewide Family Planning program provides confidential reproductive health care services, counseling and education to teens by caring professionals, including birth control and STI screenings.
Upstate SC resources working to make a positive impact in the lives of young people.
Greenville: Pendleton Place: Offers programs that protect, equip, and heal vulnerable children, young adults, and families. We strengthen children while rebuilding families because it’s our goal for each child to have a stable home environment and a bright future.
Greenville: Bel Aire Ministries: A primarily youth-based ministry in West Greenville. They offer after-school programs, summer camp and community events for the Dunean and Judson neighborhoods.
Greenville: Miracle Hill: A faith-based organization that primarily offers support and service to homeless in South Carolina.
Greenville: Momentum Bike Clubs: A bike club that uses cycling to exercise, model healthy relationship, teach leadership, compassion, and enable personal growth. MBC works with youth ages 10 to 18!
Anderson: The Lot Project: The Lot Project is a resource for those plagued with challenges like affordable housing, transportation, access to healthy foods, basic needs, and health care. It is a united project to serve those in the greatest level of need – check out their webpage for more information!
Oconee: Collins Home & Family Ministry: Collins Children’s Home is faith-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides a residential home for children between the ages of birth – 21 who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or are otherwise unable to live with their families.
Girl Up GVL: A free after school and summer program devoted to serving middle and high school girls in Greenville, SC. They seek to enrich and empower young women with positive formative experiences for life.
Mentor Upstate: Mentor Upstate promotes the development of mentoring programs in schools and after school programs in upstate South Carolina and beyond, by recruiting and training mentors, providing resources and support to mentors, and enlisting community involvement.