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Mental health resources

ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilegeWestern coastal temptressRegistered User, Moderator mod
edited August 2021 in Debate and/or Discourse
Times are tough, but there are resources available, so I want to pin a thread with some of them (borrowed heavily from Tube):

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
http://www.befrienders.org/ (An international site that includes most countries and languages)
The Trevor Project 1 866 488 7386
LGBT Youth Support Line 1 800 850 8078
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Veterans can call the veteran's crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 (same number as above, but press 1), or via text at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat

If you're not in the US, http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html has suicide hotlines for most countries. Many governments (including more local governments) also put resources into place following the initial lockdowns, so it's also worth seeing if there are programs in place that might help you at those levels.

If you'd prefer to text, the crisis text line's US/Canada number is 741741. Their website is here: https://www.crisistextline.org/ - they have numbers for a couple of other countries, and can also be texted on WhatsApp.

If you have a resource you'd like me to add to this list, please PM one of the mod staff. I'm afraid that even if you're having a tough time, we can't offer psychological support or therapy on the forums.

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