I 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.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US), 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.
- National Hopeline Network (US), “Please know that you are not alone.” Call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) at any time for confidential suicide crisis support.
- Trevor Lifeline, 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.”
- Trans Lifeline, 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.
- 7 Cups of Tea, Visit 7 cups of tea for free, confidential online counseling services including chat rooms and individual listeners.
- Befrienders Worldwide, If you’re not located in America, this website compiles worldwide prevention hotlines by country.
- Buddy Project Resources, 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
- 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
- DrugRehab is a free resource for people struggling with addiction, eating disorders, depression, and other mental health issues. Their website also provides information and resources about “co-occurring disorders” where a substance abuse disorder occurs with another mental illness
- 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
- ADHD Together is a community that works as a “resource to help parents, carers and teachers from across Europe to work together in support school-age children with ADHD”
- CHADD is the National Resource on ADHD and a great starting point for anyone looking for information on ADHD and ADD