Mental health is one of the biggest issues we as a people face globally. A lot of times we overlook our mental health until there is a real crisis and a lot of times we don’t know what to do. In moments of despair, we often feel alone. Like we don’t have any options or support but the truth is we do. I know on my worst days it was hard to believe someone else could relate to my situation or understand how I feel but the truth is there are people who have walked a very similar path. You’re not alone and it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to be sad but it’s not okay to give up!
Below is a list of free resources available 24/7 for when you or someone else is in an active crisis.
Crisis Text Line
US and Canada: text 741741
UK: text 85258 | Ireland: text 50808
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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.
*Veteran specific suicide prevention and crisis assistance at 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1), by texting 838255, and through online chats at veteranscrisisline.net.