“There is no death. Only a change of worlds."
- Chief Seattle
Do you need help or know someone who does?
Part of my mission is to connect people to support and help in times of need. Don’t worry about what you are facing, just ask for help! Reaching out to a counselor, joining a support group, or even calling a hotline can be a great place to start.
When reaching out to treatment providers, we always encourage you to check on resources from licensed mental health providers. Remember that you are responsible for interviewing and selecting the provider or treatment. Because I do not provide treatment services, I cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers.
If this is an emergency, or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911), contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to someone at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).
National Hopeline Network: 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (273-8255)
For hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment: 1.800.799.4TTY (779-4889)
Español :: 1.888.628.9454
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422-4453)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (799-7233)
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1.800.656.HOPE (656-4673)
The Trevor Project: 1.866.4.U.TREVOR (488-7386)
For Counseling or Treatment:
American Psychological Association: Counseling Services Locator
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Counseling Services Locator
Befrienders Worldwide: Counseling Services Locator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA): Substance Abuse Treatment Locator
Department of Veterans Affairs: Resource Locator for Veterans
American Association of Christian Counselors: Christian Counseling Service Locator
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression(iFred) is dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression and to combat the stigma associated with depression.
To Write Love on Her Arms is is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
The Alliance of Hope is a group that supports the friends and family of people who have taken their own lives by suicide.
Compassionate Friends is dedicated to providing grief support for people after the loss of a child.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children provides wonderful resources for the families of children who are going through a loss.
Grieving.com has forums for people who are going through the grieving process, to help them gather strength and resources for navigating life after a loss.
The Addiction Project is a documentary series produced by HBO is partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes in the mental health community.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, advocacy and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families.
Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)is a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.