MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - More than 100 people called in to the WSFA 12 NEWS DEFENDERS Bullying Prevention Hotline Thursday.
It was one small way in which WSFA 12 News is trying to shine the spotlight on a problem that rears its head daily at schools across Alabama and the nation. All too often it pushes someone to a breaking point that can even lead to suicide.
While our hotline has closed, your access to professionals from valued partners like The Family Sunshine Center, Child Protect and others is still available.
We've added links and contact numbers below that can help you anytime here on WSFA.COM and on our mobile apps.
If you are in need of help, we urge you to seek out help, starting with the resources below.
Montgomery Public Schools
Phone: (334) 223-6700
Autauga County Schools
Elmore County Schools
Butler County Schools
Macon County Schools
Dallas County Schools
Lee County Schools
Alabama Department of Education
Suicide Prevention hotline
If you or a child you know experiences a problem with bullying, please contact your school staff or local law enforcement. If you or a child you know is considering suicide as a result of bullying or cyber-bullying please call the national 24-hour suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
River Region Rock
Family Sunshine Center
24-hour Crisis Lines
334-263-0218 (collect calls accepted)
1-800-787-3224 (for the hearing impaired)
Family Guidance Center of Alabama
Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
State Stop Bullying Web site