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This page includes a list of some very important mental health resources. I will update this page frequently and would love to hear your suggestions! Please contact me with suggestions on what resources have helped YOU!
Mental illness is real. You should not be ashamed about it. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. You deserve this help and support. You are so loved and needed in this world. Do not hesitate from getting the help that you need..
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As this is a United States-based blog, the resources listed are primary available in the US. If you are reading in another country and need help locating resources, Wikipedia has a listing by country of suicide crisis phone numbers.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A United States- based suicide prevention network that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone is suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line
Text TALK to 741-741 to text with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
Call 1-877-565-8860 for a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs community members might have.
The Trevor Project
A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call 1-866-488-7386 to connect with a trained counselor.
Also visit your:
- Primary care provider
- Local psychiatric hospital
- Local walk-in clinic
- Local emergency department
- Local urgent care center
Mental Health Organizations/Websites
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group. The people who work at my local NAMI have been one of my biggest support systems after my suicide loss. They have also provided me with valuable training and resources. Visit their website to find one local to you, find great resources or get involved!
A not-for-profit organization, co-founded by two families affected by mental illness and suicide. Their mission is to share personal experiences, promote awareness of mental illness and suicide, and offer encouragement and hope to reach one, teach one, love one, to impact all.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Provides training, resources and support to those affected by suicide and mental health.
Drugrehab.com is an online information center dedicated to those battling addiction and mental health issues. Their goal is to equip families with the necessary tools and resources to guide them on the road to recovery.
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