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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Finding the help you need and deserve is a great step in your mental health journey. Below are resources to guide you through anything from finding a therapist, learning how to talk to those you care about, or learning more about options available to you in your area. I know I wish had taken more advantage of these resources.

if you are feeling suicidal or want to commit self-harm, please hold on. find someone or tell someone; call for professional help; or go to your nearest emergency room. you are not alone. 

Suicide Prevention Hotlines:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you live in the United States or Canda, call 1-800-273-8255 for confidential, free support. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: If you live in the United States, call 1-800-662-4357 for referral for treatments and more information about mental health or substance use disorders. This is free and confidential.
  • Wikipedia: This is a listing by country of suicide prevention phone numbers.
  • Crisis Text LineCrisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • Hopeline: Chat anonymously, confidentially with a volunteer trained in crisis intervention.

General Mental Health Resources:

  • Mental Health.Govhow to talk about mental health, how to find resources, and symptoms to look for
  • Active Minds: Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:  Find support for those thinking about suicide, those who have lost a loved one to suicide, or those who have made a suicide attempt
  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America: ADAA can provide you with resources and information on depression and an array of anxiety disorders
  • NAMI: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • ULifeLine: ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health
  • Psychology Today: a helpful resource for finding a therapist in your area

Blogs & posts I’ve found helpful: