#loveislouder than facing it alone…
Sometimes we don’t speak up when we’re struggling because we want to act strong or we think people won’t understand. The truth is this — asking for help when you’re having a hard time isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. If your foot was hurting days or weeks on end, you’d go to a doctor to get it checked out. It’s just as important to be proactive about how you’re feeling and to get support for your emotional health.
If making that call or setting an appointment is too overwhelming, talk to a friend or family member first. You can get help and you can feel better.
If you’re in the USA and need help now, Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Click here for hotline numbers in Canada (more countries coming soon).
The Trevor Project also offers a 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Call 1-866-4-uTREVOR (1-866-488-7386).
To find a resource on your college campus, visit the resource finder on www.halfofus.com.
If you’re looking for a mental health professional in your community, here are some tips to get started:
- SAMHSA offers a Treatment Services Locator that can help you locate options in your community.
- There is also a locator available through the American Psychological Association.
- Or talk to a physician that you trust. They may be able to recommend someone to you.
You can find additional information and resources on specific topics below.
For more information on dealing with harassment, depression or suicide, and to view the real stories of people dealing with emotional issues, visit:
For more information on these important topics, please check out the sites below.
National Eating Disorders Association
Hotline: 1-800-931-2237 (8:30am-4:30pm Pacific time)
GIRL’S AND WOMEN’S HEALTH:
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION:
Half of Us (The Jed Foundation and mtvU’s mental health campaign)
The Trevor Project (Support for LGBTQ Youth) – 24/7 Hotline – 1-866-488-7386
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Veterans
PHONE NUMBER BLOCKING:
A THIN LINE (MTV’s digital abuse campaign) – look under ‘draw your line’
RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUAL HEALTH: