Tough topics

Connecting patrons to what they need — in print, online, or in the community — is the library’s goal. We also understand that patrons may be more comfortable researching some topics on their own. Books on a variety of tough topics can be found by visiting your local branch or browsing our online resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 to talk to someone now. Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives.

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National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call 888-373-7888 or Text 233733 to talk to someone now. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts against their will.

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Library databases

Health and Wellness
Research medical reference information including alternative topics such as herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, and chiropractic. HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Psychology
Search hundreds of full-text periodicals to gain a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions, and how the human brain develops and diminishes over time. PSYCHOLOGY
Gender Studies
Search articles on gender studies, family and marital issues, health, and more. GENDER STUDIES
Diversity Studies
Explore articles about cultural differences, influences in society, and more. DIVERSITY STUDIES

The Trevor Project

Need help? Call 866-488-7386. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under age 25.

 

Oregon AIDS/STD hotline

Need help? Call 800-777-2437. Josephine County Public Health offers confidential testing for the following sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).