If You Need Help

I talk a lot here about issues related to mental health and general wellbeing. I am by no means an expert in the field, nor am I equipped to provide any sort of medical advice or counsel. I can only speak from my own experiences and feelings. I can, however, provide you with some resources to seek out the help that you need. This will not be a comprehensive list, but it’ll at least be a starting point in a search that I know first hand can be so overwhelming.

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE
    • For hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment, 1-800-779-4TTY
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free and confidential lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • 1-800-799-SAFE
  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults, ages 13 to 24. You can call the Trevor Lifeline for free, immediate, and confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • 1-866-488-7386
  • To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. They have many, many resources listed on their site, including the ones I’ve listed above. Their list encompasses organizations across North America, United Kingdom, and Australia.
    • The direct link to their list of resources is here on their Find Help page.

Again, these are just a few of the vast amount of resources available, but they’re all good places to start, manned with people dedicated to helping you find the help that you need. If you are struggling, please use them. You are not alone. You are important. You are loved. You are worth the time and effort. There is help. There is hope. Please do not give up.

 

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