Resources

#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:

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:

Visit our Campaign Partners for information and resources:

The Jed Foundation
Active Minds
Reach Out
To Write Love On Her Arms
The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth

For more information on these important topics, please check out the sites below.

DATING ABUSE:

loveisrespect
The Safe Space
Love is not Abuse

CYBERBULLYING:

A THIN LINE (MTV’s digital abuse campaign)
Wired Safety

EATING DISORDERS:

National Eating Disorders Association
Hotline: 1-800-931-2237 (8:30am-4:30pm Pacific time)

GIRL’S AND WOMEN’S HEALTH:

National Women’s Health Information Center – Hotline: 1-800-994-9662 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
Girlshealth.gov

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:

 CDC’s National HIV and STD Testing Resources
It’s Your Sex Life (MTV’s sexual health campaign)
Planned Parenthood

SEXUAL ASSAULT:|

 Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

SELF-INJURY:

 www.selfinjury.com

SOCIAL NETWORKING:

Facebook Safety Center
MySpace Support
Twitter Harassment and Violent Threats Policy

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

 MTV’s substance abuse resource page
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s Facility Locator

VETERANS:

 BRAVE (MTV’s veterans resource page)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America