Bullying can happen anywhere at any age. If you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help.
UB Student Conduct and Advocacy
(Formerly known as Judicial Affairs and Student Advocacy)
UB Counseling Services
UB Employee Assistance Program
UB Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Crisis Services Hotline
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 716-834-3131
Kids' Help Line: 716-834-1144 and 1-877-KIDS-400
Over-the-phone language interpreters available 24/7
Provides emergency assistance, counseling, behavioral health, youth education and other services.
BestSelf Behavioral Health
Provides professional counseling and treatment services for parents, children, families and adolescents.
Child & Family Services
Provides counseling, community-based services, work-life support, education, mediation and prevention for children, families and individuals.
Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol & Substance Abuse (ECCPASA)
Provides education, programs and services for individuals and families on the prevention and intervention of alcohol and substance abuse.
Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)
Provides parents, teachers and other educators with resources and programing on parent support, family literacy, character development in children, creating home-school partnerships and family engagement in education.
Family Help Center
Links residents with human service organizations and community resources to improve student achievement and behavior at school by identifying strengths and resources in families and school, and focusing them toward a common goal.
Growing LGBTQ+ Youth Support (GLYS) Western New York, Inc.
Offers a variety of opportunities, resources & services for LGBTQ+ youth and their friends, ages 5-21.
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of W.N.Y.
Free civil legal services, primarily to individuals age sixty and over as defined by the federal Older Americans Act, but also to younger disabled and low-income individuals.
Mental Health Association of Erie County
under 18: 716-882-4357
Text MHA to 741-741
Provides support and advocacy for individuals and families living with mental illness.
National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, Inc.
Provides programs for businesses, organizations, schools and student groups that promote understanding and respect and counseling services for individuals and families.
Prevention Focus/Teen Focus
Provides quality programs and strategies proven to address problem behaviors and promote healthy choices for parents and children grades K–12.
Abuse reporting and privacy pages for major social networking sites and online providers
National Center for Missing & Exploited Childrens' reporting system for the online exploitation of children
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline
Text START to 678-678
Suicide Hotlines for Spanish Speakers
1-888-628-9454 or 1-800-SUICIDA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find a mental health services provider near you.
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Enforces several federal civil rights laws and assists in resolving complaints of discrimination.
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Enforces federal laws that protect students from harassment and discrimination and accept complaints of potential violations.