This describes one of the most frustrating aspects of living with mental illness. How do you figure out what’s off about your brain when your brain is off?
Mine is mostly cognitive.
I have all three. Well oops.
Dammit! So do I!
No one has said this yet, so I feel I must.
THANK YOU FOR THIS.
So many people don’t seem to understand that social anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some people will just dismiss that you have social anxiety if you don’t fit into what they perceive it to be, and that lack of understanding can be really hurtful. So thank you for this.
(And as my personal comment, I fit into behavioural and cognitive.)
Generally what I hear when someone says “I don’t believe in pharmaceuticals” is “I’m privileged enough not to have an illness that requires medication”
seriously the amount of times in the past two months where someone has said something to me like “Oh yeah I don’t take any medications unless I really have to because the pharmaceutical industry is evil/bad/etc” and then they stare blankly at me, expecting me to give them a pat on the back or a cookie for not being sick enough to require daily medication
like, darling, thank your lucky stars that pharmaceuticals exist or I would probably have torn out your throat and sacrificed it to the voices in my head, and I’m not even goddamn kidding
I’m just waiting for those people to become ill and start ‘believing in pharmaceuticals.’
It boggles my mind when they say that to someone they know has at least one illness that requires medication, and expect that person to congratulate them. Really, dude?
I once had someone tell me the best thing I could do was throw out my anti-depressants.
I think I laughed at him for a minute straight.
^ Don’t you love it when neurotypicals try to tell you that your SSRIs are ~evil~?
“When it comes down to either taking a pill everyday or living with debilitating anxiety and depression, I’ll take the normalcy that medication brings over crippling mental anguish, thanks.
It took me a long time to accept that my mental illnesses were prevalent enough in my life that I needed to face and accept them as something that I can not hope to control myself. When my doctor prescribed me medication, I took that little slip of paper and avoided taking it to the pharmacist for weeks. I sat with my mental illness until it started to impact my physical health in ways that I had no idea were humanly possible. I called my doctor, worried that there was seriously something wrong with me, and he said “Have you started taking your meds yet?” When I told him no, he said “I know it’s intimidating and a big decision to make, but right now you are in real pain that is effecting your life. Medication can help.”
I’ve now been medicated for 3 years. My mental health is no where near perfect, but my medication ALLOWS ME TO FUNCTION. It doesn’t dumb me down or make me numb, it helps the chemicals in my brain to stop causing very real damage to myself and my life, helps me rationalize, calms the storm…
The stigma of mental illness and related pharmaceuticals can be so fucking frustrating.”
- Mental disorders are medical conditions.
- Mental disorders are not personality quirks.
- Mental disorders are not something you can just “get over.”
people are very accepting of depression and anxiety and other mental illness until they run across someone who doesn’t fit the narrative of “aw poor sad beautiful shy girl who’s perfect in every way except she can’t see it but if you tell her you love her she’ll magically be cured”
what it’s not that easy it’s not that simple it doesn’t work that way
mentally ill people are hard to deal with
we are by turns annoying and aggressive and shy and manic and depressed
we are not always fun to be around
we are difficult
and guess what? telling us we’re beautiful or we shouldn’t feel sad or we’re loved isn’t going to magically fix that
and god forbid we be crazy in a way that’s irritating to you
because the same people who claim to be there “if anyone needs anything at all!!!! <333” are usually the ones who are dismissive, cruel, who laugh when, god forbid, someone ISN’T that shy, sad, broken teenage girl who just needs someone to love her
and that acceptance ends abruptly when our mental illness becomes inconvenient
and that’s just fucked up.
Daily reminder that having a mental illness does not grant you a magical ‘not a douchebag’ pass. You can have a mental illness and still engage in racism, cissexism, sexism, classism, sizeism, and (yes, really) ableism. Having a mental illness does not mean you cannot be called out on such behavior. Having a mental illness does not mean you are exempt from having to correct this behavior.
It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it’s one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you’ll ever do.
This is Haylee. I met her online recently and was given permission to share her story. Shes 16 years old and has been suffering with Anorexia Nervosa (binge purge subtype) for 10 years now. She has permanent heart problems, shes has 2 heart attacks since January, and was in a coma in March. Shes constantly in the hospital due to her eating disorder, and shes spent 7 months in the hospital this year. It’s come to my attention that there are a lot of people on tumblr with “pro-anorexic” blogs who seem to WANT this disease and give “tips” to their followers to “become anorexic”. I want you to look at this photo, at this young girl who has wasted 10 years of her life in agony and ask yourself, how can you be pro this? How can you encourage others to do this to themselves? Please reblog this and help it get around to other blogs to show the reality of eating disorders and the pain they cause and put a stop to “pro anorexia” blogs.
“Pro-anorexia” blogs? Such horrible things exist? That is so tragic (as is this story).
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World Wide/Multiple Countries
- Provides programming in several areas of the world, including Asia and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and throughout Africa.
- HIV and AIDS: Covers almost all areas worldwide, such as Latin America, the UK, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and parts of Africa and South America.
International inventory of domestic violence services Countries A-Z
- El Teléfono de la Esperanza está presente en 25 provincias españolas, en Oporto (Portugal) y en 13 países de Latinoamérica.
- Provides information on HIV in a variety of languages including English, Chinese, Tagalog, French, Vietnamese, Swahili, Hausa, Punjabi and Tamil.
If you feel your life is in danger or you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.
- Canadian services for Asian communities with information in English, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Chinese and Korean.
America’s Pregnancy Helpline: 1-800-672-2296
- If you have questions related to pregnancy and reproductive health, we are here to help. A reproductive and pregnancy educator is standing by waiting to receive your call.
ANAD/National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders : 630-577-1330
The Battered Women’s Justice Project: 1.800.903.0111
- The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit (501 c 3) corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. (Monday-Friday,12 pm-8 pm EST)’
Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre: 613-725-3434
- Provides information on HIV and Hepatitis C in English and French.
- Fournit des informations sur le VIH et l’hépatite C en anglais et en français.
CDC National AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline. Information and referral:
English: (800) 324-AIDS (800 324-2437) (24 hours per day, 7 days a week)
Spanish: (800) 344-SIDA (800 344-7432)(8 a.m. - 2 a.m. EST)
TTY for Hearing Impaired: (800) 243-7889(10 a.m.- 10 p.m. EST, Monday- Friday)
- The call is free and confidential, and you do not have to give your name to get your questions answered.
- Avaliable in English, Spanish andTDD service for the deaf.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Emergency Contraception Hotline: 1.888-NOT-2-LATE
- Provides accurate information about emergency contraception derived from the medical literature, including information about correct use, effectiveness, and expected side effects, a searchable database of emergency contraceptive providers in the United States, a searchable database of emergency contraceptive pills in every country. Informs women and their partners how they can use regular contraceptive pills for emergency contraception. Serves as a resource to clinicians, pharmacists, researchers, media representatives, policy makers, and others seeking up-to-date scientifically-based information about emergency contraception. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
- A non-profit organization which provides nationwide toll-free peer-counseling, information, and referrals. Monday through Friday 4:00 pm to 12:00 am; Saturday 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)
GLBT National Help Centre: 1-800-246-7743
- The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
(Avaliable in French, Creole, Spanish and English)
- Provides free of charge and confidential: counseling, support in times of crisis, suicide prevention, information and support services for others. Provides help within 20 to 30 seconds of a call being placed.
- La Línea Nacional de Esperanza, AYUDA,
1-800-SUICIDA es para que todos los de habla hispana, alcancen los siguientes servicios telefónicos en español y de manera gratuita y confidencial: ayuda psicológica, apoyo en momentos de crisis, prevención de suicidio, información y ayuda para obtener servicios otros. Nuestro personal y voluntarios son profesionales, comprensivos y entrenados para que contesten sus llamadas las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana y 365 días del año.
Hemophilia AIDS Network/National Hemophilia Foundation: 1-800-424-2634 International: 1-212-328-3700
- “The National Hemophilia Foundation contains informative resources for people with bleeding disorders and their families. These publications will be of use to healthcare providers, educators, librarians and other healthcare organizations.” (Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)
HIPS Hotline: 1-800-676-4477
- Harm reduction oriented health information for sex workers and their families.
Kids Help Line (24 hours): 1800 668 6868
- If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private.
- Free, national, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone.
National Eating Disorders Association Hotline: 1-800-931-2237
- “If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, we are here to help. Call our toll free, confidential Helpline Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time.”
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center: 1-720-382-2244
National STI Resource Center Hotline: 1-919-361-8488
- The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) offers a variety of programs to help promote education about HIV/AIDS, support prevention efforts, and help foster healthy attitudes about sexuality and sexual health in the Native community.
- Provides anonymous, confidential information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and how to prevent them. Also, provides referrals to clinical and other services. (Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Eastern Time))
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Pride Institute: 1-800-547-7433
- Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline geared for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. (24/7)
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-Hope TTY: 1-800-810-7440
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
S.A.F.E - Self-Abuse Finally Ends (Self injury): 800-366-8288
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433 or 1-800-784-2433 (Para obtener asistencia en español llame al 1-888-628-9454.)
Suicide Prevention Hotline for Hearing and Speech Impaired
with TTY Equipment: 1-800-799-4889
Teens Helping Teens Crisis Line:1877 803 8336
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Women Alive: 1-800-554-4876 International: 1-323-965-1564
- A national hotline staffed by HIV-positive women. Geared for HIV-positive women who would like peer support or treatment information. Los operadores que hablan español están disponibles.
- Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Teléfono de la Esperanza en Argentina: Buenos Aires:(00 54 11) 495 444 55
- NÚMERO DE CRISIS: En el Teléfono de la Esperanza queremos contribuir a la mejora de la salud emocional de las personas, poniendo al alcance de los ciudadanos un servicio cualificado y gratuitoque les ayude a superar sus problemas.Centros de Atención al Familiar del Suicidio: (54-11) 4758
- Ofrece una línea de ayuda gratuita para las personas que se encuentran en la angustia y el suicidio.BOLIVIA
- Proporciona un número de línea telefónica de ayuda en Cochabamba, Bolivia.
- Proporciona un número de línea telefónica de ayuda en La Paz, Bolivia.
- Nossos voluntários são devidamente treinados para conversar com qualquer pessoa que procure ajuda e apoio emocional.
- Aqui, como em qualquer outra forma de contato com o CVV, você é atendido por um voluntário, com respeito, anonimato, não aconselhamento, não julgamento e que guardará estrito sigilo sobre tudo que for dito.CHILE
- Ofrece una línea de ayuda de crisis en ChileCOLOMBIAHONDURAS
- Teléfono de la Esperanza provides this helpline telephone number in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.MÉXICO
- ARCHIVO PDFPORTUGALAssociaçâo de Mulheres Contra a Violência (AMCV) / Women’s Association Against Violence: +351.21.387.4548 / 386.6722SPAIN/ESPAÑAAsociación de Asistencia a Mujeres Violadas: 91.574.01.10URUGUAY
- 0800-VIVE 8483 - de 19 a 23 horas - las 24 horas los 365 días del año.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 0845 7697 555
- Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Asian Women’s Resource Centre: 020 8838 3462
Association for Post Natal Illness: 020 7386 0868
Aware Defeat Depression: 08451 202961
- The Beat Adult Helpline is open to anyone who needs support and information relating to an eating disorder, including sufferers, carers, professionals and anyone who wants to find out more about eating disorders.
- Callers with hearing difficulty can contact the Helplines using Text Relay- 18001 0845 634 1414
- Can provide access to an interpreter for non-English speaking callers.B-eat Youthline: 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm - 4.30pm)
- Offers a call back service, for those who have issues with the call cost.
- Text service on 07786 20 18 20. If you would like a call back send the message ‘call back’ to this number.
- Callers with hearing difficulty can contact the helpline using Text Relay- 18001 0845 634 7650.
- Can provide access to an interpreter for non-English speaking callers.
Broken Rainbow - 0300 999 5428 (Monday 2-8pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 2pm-8pm)
- A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender survivors of domestic violence.Childline: 0800 1111Depression Alliance: 0845 123 2320
Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helpline: England (0845 604 6610), Scotland (0845 604 5510), Wales (0845 604 8810)
First Steps to Freedom (Anxiety): 0845 120 2916
- First Steps to Freedom is a registered charity which aims to help, in a practical way, people who suffer from phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, those with general anxiety, panic attacks, anorexia and bulimia, and those who wish to come off tranquillisers, together with help for their carers.
Immigration and Asylum Legal Advice Line: 020 7490 7689
- Monday from 2-4pm and on Wednesday 11am-1pm.
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am - 11pm)
- We are here to help. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or if you want to consider issues around your sexuality or you are a friend, parent or family member you are welcome to call.Manic Depression Fellowship: 0845 634 0540
Mencap: 0808 808 1111
- Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.Muslim Community Helpline: 020 8904 8193 / 020 8908 6715
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
- The Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership with Women’s Aid, is open 24 hours a day, every single day. Our helpline workers are there to give emotional support and practical information. They help women explore their options and escape abuse.
- (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge)National Stalking Helpline: 0300 636 0300
OCD Action: 0845 3906232
- UK wide organisation of lesbian, gay and bisexual parents, parents-to-be and their children
Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999
- Rape Crisis (England and Wales) campaign continuously to raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual violence and, in particular, we highlight the importance and need for appropriate, high-quality and specialized support. Through our campaigns and briefings we raise awareness of sexual violence, challenge attitudes and press for change.
SANE: 0845 767 8000 6pm-11pm
- SANE runs a national, out-of-hours helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.
- You can get emotional support to address your individual experience, as well as help to explore options and action.The helpline can also be a safe haven and refuge in times of crisis.Scottish Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234
Sexual Violence Legal Advice Line: 020 7251 8887
- (Tuesday from 11am-1pm and on Thursday 2-4pm)
Southall Black Sisters: 0208 571 0800
- Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women.
- Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Our holistic services aim to help them escape violence and abuse and deal with a range of interrelated problems such as Forced marriage, Honor crimes, Sexual harassment, Dowry related abuse, Matrimonial issues, Suspicious deaths and coroners’ inquests, Racism…
Shelterline: 0808 800 4444
- Help with housing problemsWales Domestic Abuse Helpline - Welsh Women’s Aid: 0808.8010.800EUROPEALBANIACounselling Centre for Women and Girls: +355.4.233409AUSTRIA:Telefonseelsorge Notruf: (00 43) 142
- Mit der Notrufnummer 142 erreichen Sie uns in ganz Österreich - 24 Stunden am Tag, auch an Sonn- und Feiertagen.
- Die Notrufnummer 142 ist - ohne Vorwahl - im jeweiligen Bundesland gebührenfrei erreichbar, vom Festnetz und von Handys.
- Die TelefonSeelsorge garantiert Verschwiegenheit.Frauennotruf Salzburg: 0043.662.881100
- Der Verein Autonome Österreichische Frauenhäuser ist das Netzwerk der autonomen Frauenhäuser in Österreich sowie eine Informationsdrehscheibe für seine Mitglieder und macht Lobbying für die Anliegen der österreichischen Frauenhausbewegung.Frauen-Telefon Auskunftsstelle gegen Männergewalt: 0 8 0 0 / 2 2 2 5 5 5
- (Quelle ist in englischer Sprache.)
- Primär-und Krisenberatung per Telefon für Frauen, Kinder und Jugendliche, die von Gewalt (kostenlos) betroffen sind.
- Die Hotline ist 24 Stunden am Tag, 365 Tage im Jahr besetzt, Sofortige Hilfe in Situationen der Gefahr schwerer (wenn nötigtelefonische Intervention bei der Polizei)
- 24/7 FREE telephone helpline for children who find themselves in difficult life situations(24/7 бесплатный телефон доверия телефон для детей, оказавшихся в трудной жизненной ситуации)
Tele-Accueil: BEL 106 (24u/24, anoniem)
- Als algemene hulplijn krijgt Tele-Onthaal oproepen van alle leeftijdsgroepen, rond de meest uiteenlopende vragen en problemen, zoals: relatieproblemen, eenzaamheid, gezondheid, depressie, verslaving, enz. Er is bijzondere aandacht voor zelfdodingspreventie.
- Tele-Onthaal is 24 uur op 24 uur, 7 dagen op 7, telefonisch bereikbaar via het noodnummer 106.Centre de Prévention des Violences Conjugales et Familiales: 02 / 539.27.44SOS VIOL: 02 / 534.36.36
Vive Zene: 00.387.35.251286; 251 287
- VizijaVive Žene je nevladina organizacija koja svoje djelovanje fokusira na psiho-socijalnu pomoć i podršku, edukaciju i promotivno-izdavačku djelatnost uz multidisciplinaran, demokratski i participativan pristup u radu sa tarumatiziranim porodicama i pojedincem.CROATIACentre for Women War Victims / ROSA: ++385.1.4551.142 / ++385.1.4551.128Autonomous Women’s House Zagreb: ++385 1.4551.130
Randers Krisecenter: 0045 8643 9010
Tartu Counseling Center: 3727.441052
NPO Women’s Shelter: (003727)381831 (0037255)97 27 94
FRANCEAssociation Européenne contre les violences faites aux femmes au travail - Tel: 01.45.84.24.24
- Depuis sa création en 1981, l’association SOS Femmes Accueil s’est donnée comme objet lapromotion des conditions de vie des femmes. Afin d’offrir une réponse et une aide concrètes aux situations les plus pénibles, elle s’est dotée d’un outil spécifique : un centre d’hébergement pour accueillir, informer, accompagner et héberger si nécessaire des femmes en difficulté, seules ou avec leurs enfants.SOS Viols: 0.800.05.95.95
- Victime de violences psychologiques, morales, sexuelles ou physiques au sein de votre couple, vous ne savez à qui en parler, à qui vous adresser. Ou vous avez tout simplement besoin d’en parler … Des écoutantes qualifiées respecteront votre anonymat et pourront vous indiquer les associations, les services, les professionnels qui vous aideront dans vos démarches.08 VICTIMES: 08.842.846.37
- Toute victime notamment de cambriolage, d’un vol à l’arraché mais aussi d’ agression sexuelle peut appeler.
- Le numéro national est ouvert pour le prix d’un appel local tous les jours de 9h à 21h, 365 jours par an.
- Le réseau INAVEM, qui a été chargé par le ministère de la Justice de mettre en place le service d’appel, regroupe depuis 1986 les services gratuits d’aide aux victimes et coordonne près de 150 associations.Collectif Féministe Contre le Viol: 0.800.05.95.95Contraception, IVG, MST conseils: 0,820,331,334Drogues Alcool Tabac Info Service - 113Enfance Maltraitée: 119 0.800.05.41.41Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes: 3919Paris Aide aux Victimes: (0145) 881800Suicide Ecoute: 01.45.39.40.00GERMANYTelefonseelsorge Deutschland: 0800 1110 111 / 0800 1110 222GREECE (ΕΛΛΆΔΑ)Counselling Center on Violence Against Women (Συμβουλευτικό Κέντρο για τη Βία κατά των Γυναικών): 301.4112091 / 301.4129101HUNGARYNANE Women’s Rights Association (NANE Nőjogi Egyesület): +36.1.337.2865 / +36.1.328.0771NETHERLANDS
Regional Steunpunt Seksueel Geweld: 0031.70.3532583NORWAYNORA - Crisis Centre /Incest Crisis Centre: 0047.78.991400REPUBLIC OF IRELANDWomen’s Aid Republic of Ireland Helpline (Cúnamh Poblacht na mBan in Éirinn Líne Chabhrach): 1800.341.900ITALYAssociazione Nazionale Telefono Rosa: +39.06.375.18261/62LITHUANIALithuanian Association of Telephone Emergency Services: +3705.212.55.23POLANDWomen’s Rights Center (Centrum Praw Kobiet): 48.22.652.0117REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIAUnion of Women’s Organization of Republic of Macedonia: +389.2.3110.162Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women – ESE: + 389.(0).2.298295 / + 389.(0).2.298296ROMANIAAssociation of Women Against Violence: +40264.592.689 / +40264.598.155RUSSIACrisis Centre for Women: +395.2.465869
Institute of Non-Discriminative Gender Interrelations (INGI) / Crisis Centre for Women: 7.812.327.3000SLOVENIAAssociation SOS Helpline for Women and Children - Victims of Violence: 01.544.35.13; 01.544.35.14SWEDENNational Center for Battered and Raped Women: 18.611.40.00
The National AIDS Helpline (0800-012-322)
- Provides a confidential, anonymous 24-hour toll-free telephone counselling, information and referral service for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
- Is staffed by trained lay-counsellors, receives an average of 3,000 calls per day, and is seen as a leading telephone counselling service within the SADC region.BOTSWANAMetlhaetsile Women’s Centre, MWIC: 267-377239GHANALifeline Ghana: 233 244 846 701KENYASamaritans Kenya: +254 20 3000378/2051323LIBERIALifeline Liberia: 06534308THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUSBefrienders Mauritius: (230) 800 93 93
- Email Helpline: email@example.comNAMIBIA
- If you have been abused or hurt in any way, pick up the phone and call 116 (one one six). It is a helpline for children. Whether you are 7 or 17, any child anywhere in Namibia can call 116. It is free from landlines, payphones and even from cellphones both Leo and MTC. You can call anytime from 8 o’clock in the morning until 10 in the evening and we are open every single day of the year – even weekends and public holidays. The languages you can speak are English, Afrikaans, Damara/Nama, Oshiherero, Oshiwambo and German.
- This is a crisis line for adults that also need help. It is not only kids that need to talk about stuff, but grown ups too. So if someone is 18 years old and above, they can call to talk to a counsellor. Again whatever is talked about is confidential and stays within the Counselling Centre.SOUTH AFRICAAIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322Careline Crisis and Trauma Centre: 082 787 6452
Childline: 08 000 55 555
- The Careline Crisis & Trauma Centre, a non profit organisation, was established in 1995 because of the lack of comprehensive support for community members whose lives were broken by various crisis & trauma involving rape, suicide, murder, domestic violence, drug & alcohol addiction, abuse, etc.
- Childline has been leading the charge to protect vulnerable children and promote children’s rights for 23 years. Understanding that there is strength in unity, we don’t work alone. We partner with other parties interested in protecting these children too, working collectively to making a difference to those children whose lives we touch – for in the end, every child’s story deserves a happy ending. This partnership approach gives us a unique and unparalleled ability to reach and assist many more vulnerable children in South Africa.Durban North Umhlanga Crisis Team: 084 810 4469
- List of Safe Centers as well as many other resourcesSOLOS (Survivors of Suicide): 083 256 5993
Stop Gender Violence Helpline: 0800 150 150
- SpeakOut is a completely voluntarily website put together by rape survivors and those with HIV.ASIA
Lifeline Sanghai: (021) 6279-8990
(Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre):
- 10am-10pm, 365 days a year.
- Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre offers a 24-hour crisis hotline.Lifeline Yanji: 0433 273 9595, 0433 273 5222, (on after 16:00) : 86 433 139 4332 1004(Hong Kong Suicide Prevention): 2382 0000
- 08:00 - 16:00 7 days.
- 24小時預防自殺熱線服務 「生命熱線」INDIA
- Delivers crisis support in Navi Mumbai - 24 hours a day.
- 1098: CHILDLINE is India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance. Whether you are a concerned adult or a child, you can dial 1098, the toll free number to access our services. We not only respond to the emergency needs of children but also link them to services for their long-term care and rehabilitation.
- Lifeline India offers email and telephone support for people in and around Kolkata.Maithri: 0484 2540530
- Maithri operates in Kochi (Cochin), in the state of Kerala, south-west India, and offers crisis support by telephone, letter and face-to-face contact. It works for suicide prevention in Kerala.
- Maithri’s mission is to work towards bringing down the suicide rate in the state to the vicinity of the national rates, by befriending the lonely, distressed and suicidal persons, and to facilitate primary prevention at the levels of individuals, family and community.
- Details a crisis support for Bangalore. Browse under Contact Us to discover helplines throughout India
- Snehaindia operates a suicide hotline 24/7, as well as an email service
Rifka Annisa Women’s Crisis Center: 62.0274.518720
- Tokyo English Lifeline free English anonymous telephone counseling. 9am - 11pm daily.
- 日本語では、ウェブサイトは、東京、宮崎、熊野の危機ヘルプラインのために大阪やリストの時間と回数で自殺予防カウンセリングを提供しています。(In Japanese, website offers suicide prevention counseling in Osaka and lists hours and times for crisis helplines in Tokyo, Miyazaki and Kumano.)
Persatuan Life Line Malaysia: +603-9282 1995马来西亚生命线协会)
- 服务时间：星期一至星期五 7.00pm-10.00pm
Sahil (Child Abuse): 92.51.260636, 252534
GABRIELA—National Alliance of Women’s Organizations in the Philippines: 632.371.2302 / 632.374.3451 / 632.374.3452
Metro-Manila Lifeline Centre: 02 -896 - 9191
Crisis Line Philippines: 893-7606 or 893-7603
- For free, anonymous and confidential telephone counseling that is non-sectarian & non-judgmental call 893-7606 or 893-7603 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Crisis Line deals with a wide range of issues - marital problems, family & other relationship issues, growing up, growing old, identity & mid-life crisis, stress related to work & other situations, alcohol & substance abuse, financial problems, health & well-being, natural calamities, crime, suicide, depression & related problems.SOUTH KOREA
- 리소스는 한국어로, 자세한 사항은 조난에있는 자들에게 주어진 지원합니다. (Resource, in Korean, details support given to those who are in distress.)
- List of resources in South KoreaSRI LANKA
- Offers helplines throughout Sri Lanka. Browse Branches to various crisis centres.THAILAND
- Provides English (02-713-6791) 24 Hour and Thai (02-713-6793) 12:00-22:00 hrs helplines.
- ער”ן הוא שירות הומניטרי, המציע עזרה ראשונה נפשית בטלפון ובאינטרנט, תוך הקפדה גמורה על סודיות ועל אנונימיות (Offers confidential psychological support by telephone and Internet.)
AUSTRALASIAAUSTRALIAIn a case of emergency, always call Ambulance/Fire/Police: 000
1800 RESPECT : 1800 737 732
- A national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for anyone who has experienced—or are at risk of—physical or sexual violence. This service is designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, young people, and callers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. (24/7)
1800 MYLINE: 1800 695 463
- A national relationships helpline for young Australians to talk to someone about the relationship issues they may be experiencing, or if they are unclear about where to draw the line between what is, or is not, a respectful relationship. (24/7)
Alcoholics Anonymous: 8346 3255
- Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Asthma Australia: 1800 645 130
- The Breathe Better Information Line is a free service, to talk to friendly educators. Trained educators can provide information on asthma, eczema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), anaphylaxis, allergy and other respiratory conditions and are happy to provide independent information and support to people with respiratory conditions, their carers, students and health professionals. (9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Birthline Crisis Counselling: 1300 139 313 (For country and interstate callers (price of a local call)
Child Abuse Report Line: 131478
- “Counselling service for pregnant women, and women distressed by an unwanted pregnancy, providing information and choices to women. Also source and donate clothing and nursery equipment as required. Pregnancy testing available.
Child Abuse Prevention Service: 1800 688 009
- Workers offer information, referral and ongoing support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support. (24/7)
Child Wise—National Child Abuse Prevention Help Line: 1800 99 10 99
- Support service for individuals, organisations, professionals and parents requiring assistance on child protection. A compassionate and professional team of trained counsellors can assist with any enquiry or report relating to child sexual abuse.(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)Child Protection Helpline:1800 212 936Diabetes Australia: 1300 136 588
- For people who suspect (on reasonable grounds) that a child is suffering abuse or neglect, or for those who wish to discuss concerns about a child or young person
Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 800 098
- Telephone counselling for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends. Also provides information about services for those affected by domestic violence or who are troubled by their own behaviour. (24/7)
Eating Disorders Victoria: 1300 550 236
Family Relationship Advice Line: 1800 050 321
- Assists families affected by relationship or separation issues. The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance. (Mon–Fri: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (local time) Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (excluding national public holidays).
- Instructions for deaf or speech-impaired callers can be accessed on the website.
Gambling Helpline: 1800 060 757
- For help that is free, professional and confidential call the Gambling Helpline. They are there 24/7 to help you deal with any of your gambling related issues.
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard: 1800 184 527
- Gay and Lesbian Switchboard is a volunteer organisation which provides a telephone counselling, referral and information service for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) communities, to family and friends of GLBTI individuals and health and welfare professionals with GLBTI clients.
- Switchboard’s service is free, anonymous and confidential and the phones are staffed by trained volunteers who themselves are lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and/or transgender.
Headspace (12-25 years): 1800 659 388 or 8931 5999
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time. If you’re 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information on General health, Mental health and counselling, Education, employment and other services and Alcohol and other drug services.
Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
- If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
- A generalist and crisis telephone counselling, information and referral service, provided by trained volunteers who are supported by professional staff. (24/7)
Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
- An Australian Government initiative providing telephone counselling and a referral service for men. It is operated by Care Ring (Personal Emergency Services Inc), and is a resource for men who need advice on a large range of issues (e.g., relationship support, parenting skills) and for those at risk of committing suicide. (24/7)
Nurse on Call: 1300 60 60 24
- NURSE-ON-CALL, a Victorian Government health initiative, is a phone service that provides immediate, health advice and information from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- In the case of medical emergencies, people should always call 000.
PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association):1300 726 306
- Provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety)—including partners, family members and friends. (Mon–Fri: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (AEDST))
ParentLink(ACT only) :13 34 27
- Provides parents with a confidential telephone information, advice, guidance and referral service. (Mon–Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26
- Emergency medical advice on what to do if someone has swallowed or been exposed to a poison, whether by accident or intentionally.
Sane Australia: 1800 18 7263
- SANE Australia provides a Helpline service on Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm EST. The Helpline provides information and a referral only. Crisis contact details are available from the Helpline. It’s free and confidential.
Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA): ((02) 6247 2525, (02) 6262 737 and 0411 847 108)
- Provides support, information and referral for men who have experienced sexual assault.
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or bereaved by suicide. The Suicide Call Back Service is especially suited to people who are geographically or emotionally isolated.
The Butterfly Foundation: 1800 334 673
- The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image. (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Youth services for homelessness: 8443 3802
Youth Call: 8277 4400
Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM
Women’s Refuge (List of Local Crisis Centres): 0800 733 843
1- you’ll go to hell you know
2- suicide is murder
3- god will hate you
4-its so selfish
5-its so cowardly
6- think of all the people who love you
7- think of everyone who will be sad over it
8- (insert person here) has (insert illness here), they had NO CHOICE in dying and you do so why are you wasting it
These are just a few of the things I get in my inbox, that frankly push me closer to the edge.
1) great, so I leave hell on earth and go to hell in afterlife
2) great, now I’m a murderer, scum of the earth
3) great, now someone that’s depicted as loving all humans unconditionally hates me
4) I know, I’m only worried about myself and this pain
5) I know, I’m too weak to survive here anymore.
6) I know, I’m an inconsiderate and selfish piece of shit.
7) see 6
8) I know, I’m taking this horrible and painful life for granted because my illness that’s slowly ruining me doesn’t matter because its only mental.
There, that answers atleast 200 messages in my askbox and maybe gives you some idea of what not to say.
“I would constantly be scanning for who was going to come stab me from behind,” says Robert Soliz, a 31-year-old former Army Specialist from San Joaquin, California. Paws for Purple Hearts and his new service dog changed his life.
[The Smithsonian article on “How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD” is worth a read, but take the time to click through to Dog Bless You’s tumblr and follow them—for every thousand followers through the 4th of July, they’ll donate a companion or service dog to a veteran. -R]
I just went and followed even though I probably won’t be able to read any of their posts without choking up THIS IS SUCH A GOOD PROGRAM, GUYS. PUPPIES FOR PTSD.
Our new family Labrador is going to be trained as a service dog for my dad to help with his PTSD. This is an amazing program for our Vets, and it needs more attention because these dogs can literally perform miracles in these people’s lives.
The secret of dealing effectively with stress is learning how to take control of your mind:
1. Live in the present as much as you can – A lot of our thoughts are fearful, anxious thoughts – worries about what’s going to happen next, and what could go wrong,…