SOS - EMERGENCY HOTLINES
If you are in crisis, don't waste a second - GET HELP.
Dial 988, the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline,
for immediate mental health support.
If you are a danger to yourself or others, get to your local emergency room for support immediately or dial 911 for assistance.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
Trevor Project Lifeline - 1-866-488-7386
National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673
Report Child Abuse - 1-800-422-4453
National Poison Control - 1-800-222-1222
CLICK HERE for telephone numbers listed by country
Boys Town - 1-800-448-3000
Teen Line - 1-310-855-4673
or Text 'TEEN' to: 839863 between 6-9PST
Planned Parenthood - Sexual Health Resources
Safe Place - For Shelter
Scarleteen - Sex Ed Resources
DOMESTIC ABUSE, RAPE, ASSAULT, HUMAN TRAFFICKING
RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
For local resources, look up: "Adult Protective Services" + your City, State
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
APPS, and other forms of social media, can support healing, but are not a replacement for care.
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION APPS:
MENTAL HEALTH APPS
Worry Kit - Apple
Streaks - The Habit Forming To-Do List - Apple | Android
White Noise -
*If you're unclear about the difference between a psychotherapist (therapist) and a psychiatrist: start with a psychotherapist. Upon assessment, a therapist (you can use the terms psychotherapist and therapist interchangeably) will be able to advise you on whether or not medication could be useful, or necessary, for you. In VERY broad strokes, a psychotherapist is trained to practice healing talk therapy and a psychiatrist falls under the medical side of things and specializes in diagnosing and psychopharmacology (prescribing medication). These are VERY DIFFERENT approaches that can compliment one another when appropriate. It is my suggestion to start by seeing a therapist who will be able to assess whether you would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist.
All of the information above is offered as a resource for you to seek out your own support. I cannot be held responsible for the support and/or treatment received as a result of these resources.
Please take good care of yourself and remember:
We all need a little help sometimes!