“I’m going through a really tough time. I’ve been drinking and using in a way that’s not great for me. I’ve been hurt by a lot of people since I was young, and sometimes I’m tired of being strong. I’ve struggled with self-harm in the past, and in my lowest moments, it can be hard to see a way forward. For the most part I do a solid job of keeping up appearances. I could use some help, but don’t want to freak out my friends or make everyone uncomfortable. I want to start feeling better.”
There is hope
The Lifeline provides free 24/7 confidential support whether you’re in need of immediate help or you’re looking for prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call or text 988, or chat. For TTY, dial 711, then 988.
Click the link or text ACES to 741741 for free crisis counseling 24/7.
24/7 crisis support, information, resources, and connection for LGBTQ young people.
Radical community care via a confidential 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada run by and for transgender people.
1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a confidential, free, 24/7 information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The Helpline provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Check out the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message to 435748 to find help near you.
Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264, text 62640, or chat, M-F, 10am-10pm ET. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth in a safe, confidential, accepting space.
A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in mental health recovery themselves.
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