We have compiled a list of resources for immediate crisis situations and for help for you or someone struggling with mental health. Tumblr is a community with people who understand. But it’s important to make sure that anyone who uses this community also understands the resources that are out there to help.
Call 1-800-272-8255 24 hours a day for immediate assistance in a suicidal crisis. All phone conferences are confidential.
Crisis Text Line – US
If you feel uncomfortable using the hotline, text “HOME” to 741741 for confidential text support 24/7.
“Please know that you are not alone.” Call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) at any time for confidential suicide crisis support.
Call 866-488-7386 for 24/7 counselor support if you are “a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk.”
This lifeline is “staffed by transgender people for transgender people.” Call 877-564-8860 for support in a crisis situation.
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
“RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.” Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) for 24-hour, confidential assistance.
Visit 7 cups of tea for free, confidential online counseling services including chat rooms and individual listeners.
If you’re not located in America, this website compiles worldwide prevention hotlines by country.
Visit their resources page for Hotline numbers in dozens of countries and for more specialized support.
Childline – UK
Call 0800 1111 for confidential services for teenagers 24-hours a day.
Kids Help Phone – Canada
For children and teenagers under 20, call 1-800-668-6868 for 24/7 counseling services.
Lifeline – Australia
Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention. Call 13 11 14 for 24-hour support for crisis situations.
- TeenHelp, a space for teenagers to get advice and understanding of mental illness
- Buddy Project, “We aim to prevent suicide by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health”
- American Psychological Association, information on Mental Health
- Minding your Mind, “Breaking the silence through education”
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a vast resource for anyone struggling or who knows someone struggling with anxiety related disorders
- Use these Panic Attack Tips to help cope or alleviate a panic attack or heightened anxiety, offered from PsychCentral
- Buddy Project, Anxiety and breathing techniques
- LGBT National Youth Talkline is available for any youth needing LGBT support
- The Tribe is a wellness community that has created a space for chatrooms and forums geared towards LGBT youth
- The LGBT Foundation has countless resources for Coming Out support and information on the LGBT community.
- It’s Gets Better Project is an initiative give LGBT youth hope and support
- The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has compiled a website dedicated to resources and peer support groups for veterans, and other persons, struggling with PTSD
- There is a website called Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information that works to provide information about PTSD, both for persons with PTSD and persons who know someone with PTSD
- S.A.F.E. Alternatives, call 1-800-DONT CUT for immediate help and assistance
- Self-harm alternatives from Tumblr blog: becausewecandothistogether.tumblr.com
- Self injury coping strategies and distractions
- TeenHelp alternatives to self harm
- 7 Cups of Tea alternatives to self harm
- Buddy Project, Self harm alternatives
- Hearts & Minds provides resources and information on eating disorders
- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has a well of resources for anyone dealing or who knows something dealing with these disorders