June 05, 2020

Resources for Support in Difficult Times

It's OK not to be OK--and you don't have to go through this alone. Call any of these free numbers for support from trained individuals, or simply for someone to talk to.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
~Serves a general audience~

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-8255
Or text: 301-738-2255
Or chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat


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Institute on Aging - Friendship Line
~For the elderly~

Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. The Institute also makes on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults.
https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line
1-800-971-0016

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Suicide Prevention in College
~For college students~

A Valuable Resource Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs & Prevention of Suicide in College Students
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-suicide-prevention
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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US Dep't of Health & Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
~For people struggling with substance abuse and mental health~

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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The Trevor Project
~For LGBT Youth~

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
https://www.thetrevorproject.org
1-866-488-7386
Text and chat options: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now

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LGBT National Hotline
~For LGBT folks, regardless of age~

The Hotline provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but not limited to, coming-out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
https://www.glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html
1-888-843-4564
Peer support chat: https://www.glbthotline.org/peer-chat.html

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