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Need some Tools to Help?

There is usually a point in all of our lives where we need a little bit of help. Sometimes the need is small and manageable and other times the need is quite large. In either case, it’s encouraging to know that we don’t have to go through difficult times on our own. That is what “Relationship” is all about.

We, at Restoration Generation, know that our ultimate need and source of help is in a relationship with Jesus Christ, where we personally receive His love, His mercy and His forgiveness. But we also know that sometimes there is a real need to connect with someone in person or via phone/email that can provide us some encouragement or some tools and resources that can help us during difficult times and situations.

All that being said, we want to help you grab the hand of someone who can help you meet your need today.  This page will connect you to some of those people, organizations and resources.*

We also want to help you find the ultimate hope for this life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We know that the pain, hurt and struggles you have gone and are going through are real – and that they are dealt with on both the inside and the outside. Through experience, we can tell you that Jesus Christ does heal wounds that cut deep into your soul and He gives 100% true love and hope that can’t be extinguished from outside sources. For more information on how to experience the unconditional love, hope and forgiveness of Jesus, click here.

*If this is an emergency, or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide,
please call your local authorities (911), contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to someone at

For some of your other outside hurts, here are some links to some people that you can connect with to get help or learn how to be help:

Quick Links: Helplines | Treatment/Counceling | Self Injury | Eating Disorders | Addiction | Recommended Reading


If You Need to Talk with Someone by Phone

Find Treatment and/or Counseling

  • American Association of Christian Counselors (USA) – (

  • Avera Behavioral Health (Sioux Falls, SD) – 1-800-691-4336

  • New Haven Counseling (Sioux Falls, SD) – 1-888-743-2228

  • Stronghold Counseling (Sioux Falls, SD) – 605-334-7713

Find Help Regarding Self-Injury

  • Heart Support - Community based online support (

  • To Write Love on Her Arms - TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. (

  • S.A.F.E. - S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior. (

  • Self Mutilators Anonymous – Self Mutilators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation. (

  • Books

    • ‘Cut: Mercy for Self Harm’ by Nancy Alcorn

    • ‘Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation’ by Steven Levenkron

    • ‘Purpose for the Pain’ by Renee Yohe

Find Help Regarding Eating Disorders

  • Finding Balance - Faith based help for eating and body image issues. (

  • National Eating Disorders Association - non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. (

  • Book - ‘Starved: Mercy for Eating Disorders’ by Nancy Alcorn

Find Help Regarding Addictions

  • XXX Church - online community providing encouragement & tools to help those dealing with pornography addiction & use

  • X3 Watch – free online accountability software

  • Teen Challenge – faith based program offering hope and healing for those in life controlling problems.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Alateen – offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics

  • Narcotics Anonymous – an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts

  • Books

    • ‘Trapped: Mercy for Addiction’ by Nancy Alcorn

    • ‘The Last Addiction: Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find Lasting Freedom’ by Sharon A. Hersh

Some Other Recommended Reading

  • ‘The Bible’ (Check out to look up specific scriptures and to try out different translations)

  • ‘The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings and Habitual Sins’ by Neil T. Anderson

  • ‘Recovering from Losses in Life’ by H. Norman Wright

  • ‘Violated: Mercy for Sexual Abuse’ by Nancy Alcorn

  • ‘When God Writes Your Love Story’ by Eric and Leslie Ludy

  • ‘Authentic Beauty’ by Leslie Ludy (read it at

  • ‘Captivating’ by Stacy Eldridge


We truly do believe that restoration, hope and healing is possible and it is most deeply found in relationships – both vertical and horizontal. So, don't try to do this alone, you were made to be in relationship – with others, and most importantly, with Christ.