• Crisis Resources

    Many individuals who deal with grief also deal with depression and suicidal thoughts. Below are many connections if you find yourself in crisis.

    I understand how difficult it can be to get to the other side of a crisis. I have been there, too.

    But if you can just reach out to one of these dedicated folks who are there to help you, you can find relief. They are available for you; that’s what they do. They wait on telephones and online specifically for you when life hands you more than you think you can bear.

    So when it seems like you are so alone and maybe your family and friends aren’t around to listen and comfort you, reach out to someone below. It’s all anonymous and they can help you with next steps to move you forward.

    There is absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. Everyone has been to a place in life where we think it will never get better. It’s ok. You don’t have to beat yourself up. You just have to reach out to someone who have more answers than you do right now.

    So go online or pick up the phone because if you are thinking of taking your life, we would really miss you. You are valuable. You are loved. You are special. And even though you don’t think so right now, please reach out to someone who will be happy to help you realize that.

    Life hands us twists and turns. It hands us unexpected surprises – sometimes the sad kind. We all deal with problems; sometimes some people are better at hiding them than others. But please realize that everyone, yes everyone, has some kind of problem that they deal with. You just may not know what they are.

    So take a moment and find the number or website that best suits what you are going through right now and give them a call.

    I will be glad you did!

    Online Resources:

    IMAlive: instant messaging with trained crisis counselors

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chat:

    List of other online chatlines for other countries and languages

    Eating Disorders Anonymous Online Meetings

    Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings

    Narcotics Anonymous Online Meetings

    USA Helplines:
    Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
    Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
    LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
    Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide): 1-866-488-7386
    Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
    Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
    Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
    Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
    Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
    Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
    Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
    National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 800-227-8922
    Al-Ateen: 800-352-9996
    Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 800-234-0246
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 800-234-0420
    Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 800-331-2900
    Veteran Confidential crisis chats: 1-800-273-8255 VeteransCrisisLine.net
    Texting to 838255

    UK Helplines:

    Papyrus/HopeLine UK (under 35): http://www.papyrus-uk.org/about
    0800 068 41 41
    email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
    SMS: 07786 209697
    Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
    Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
    Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
    Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
    b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
    b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
    Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
    Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
    Drinkline: 0800 9178282
    Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 – 2.30pm 7 – 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
    Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

    Free and available 24/7 international suicide hotlines:
    Argentina: 54-0223-493-0430
    Australia: 13-11-14
    Austria: 01-713-3374
    Barbados: 429-9999
    Belgium: 106
    Botswana: 391-1270
    Brazil: 21-233-9191
    Canada: 1-800-448-3000
    Kids Help Phone (Canada): 1-800-668-6868
    China: 852-2382-0000
    (Hong Kong: 2389-2222)
    Costa Rica: 606-253-5439
    Croatia: 01-4833-888
    Cyprus: 357-77-77-72-67
    Czech Republic: 222-580-697, 476-701-908
    Denmark: 70-201-201
    Egypt: 762-1602
    Estonia: 6-558-088
    Finland: 040-5032199
    France: 01-45-39-4000
    Germany: 0800-181-0721
    Greece: 1018
    Guatemala: 502-234-1239
    Holland: 0900-0767
    Honduras: 504-237-3623
    Hungary: 06-80-820-111
    Iceland: 44-0-8457-90-90-90
    India Self Harm Hotline: 00 08001006614
    India Suicide Helpline: 022-27546669
    Israel: 09-8892333
    Italy: 06-705-4444
    Japan: 3-5286-9090
    Latvia: 6722-2922, 2772-2292
    Malaysia: 03-756-8144
    (Singapore: 1-800-221-4444)
    Mexico: 525-510-2550
    Netherlands: 0900-0767
    New Zealand: 4-473-9739
    New Guinea: 675-326-0011
    Nicaragua: 505-268-6171
    Norway: 47-815-33-300
    Philippines: 02-896-9191
    Poland: 52-70-000
    Portugal: 239-72-10-10
    Russia: 8-20-222-82-10
    Spain: 91-459-00-50
    South Africa: 0861-322-322
    South Korea: 2-715-8600
    Sweden: 031-711-2400
    Switzerland: 143
    Taiwan: 0800-788-995
    Thailand: 02-249-9977
    Trinidad and Tobago: 868-645-2800
    Ukraine: 0487-327715