We understand. We care. You are not alone.
On their own, #mentalhealth conditions can feel confusing and scary enough. But you’re not alone. Having to talk to someone about it when you may not even understand it yourself can feel impossible.⠀⠀
Hotlines, warmlines, online support, or text lines can help. ⠀⠀
: If you’re not in crisis, you can call a warmline. Find one in your area using warmline.org.
: Call 1-800-273-TALK to connect to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’
: Text MHA to 741-741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7⠀⠀
: Connect online using the Lifeline Chat service of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’here at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat.
These are typically run by trained volunteers or employees whose job it is to listen to those who reach out. Talking to a stranger can help you feel safer about what you’re sharing, and strangers may be able to offer more objective feedback than the people involved in our lives. Getting what we’re feeling out, whether it’s talking, typing, or texting, feels good.⠀⠀
Whichever of these you choose, it’s important to reach out. Connecting and asking for support, even when it’s hard or scary, is a key part of recovery.