WSFA 12 NEWS DEFENDERS: Bullying Prevention Resources

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
(334) 365-5706

Elmore County Schools
(334) 567-1200

Butler County Schools
(334) 382-2665

Macon County Schools
(334) 727-1600

Dallas County Schools
(334) 875-3440

Lee County Schools
(334) 705-6000

Alabama Department of Education
(334) 242-9700

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

Child Protect

(334) 262-1220

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

Teaching Tolerance
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 956-8200

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