If you are struggling or know someone who is, you are on my heart this morning. You are on my heart often. While I do not know who you are, I do know how it feels to hurt.
I put this list of resources together in hopes it would help someone in some way.
***I am NOT a mental health professional***
To Write Love On Her Arms
TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization ... to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
RAINN | The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is an American, non-profit anti-sexual assault organization, the largest in the United States
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Available 24 hours everyday
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA provides information on depression and bipolar disorder, online tools, and support groups across the USA.
National Eating Disorders Association
I will personally vouch for the following-
***Specific to NYC- great resource for PTSD/Trauma
The Art Therapy Project is dedicated to helping trauma survivors through the creative process. Centered around challenges of Family, Violence and Health, we are the only nonprofit in New York dedicated solely to providing guided art therapy to those seeking hope and support. We go beyond traditional talk therapy. Our clients and art therapists work together to turn negative energy positive.
***I will also personally vouch for this organization, at least in NJ they provide some amazing services and there are great resources on the website
Warmlines provide preventative & non-emergency person to person phone help, information
If you are looking for support in a non-emergency situation try calling a warmline. The numbers are different in every state so that best thing to do is google “warmline”. I’d suggest doing this before you actually need one and you can just store the number in your phone.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours everyday
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
*** The following resources are also links associated with treatment programs but they provide resources specific to certain areas
***MANY OF THE HOTLINES ALSO NOW HAVE CHAT FEATURES BECAUSE TALKING ON THE PHONE CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE ON NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR MANY. CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITES
****THIS LIST IS OBVIOUSLY NOT EXTENSIVE
******IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PLEASE SKIP ALL OF THESE AND CALL THE EMERGENCY NUMBER IN WHEREVER YOU LIVE IN THE WORLD****