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Crisis Connections

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 https://www.imalive.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chat http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/Li……
List of other online chatlines for other countries and languages http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help……
Eating Disorders Anonymous Online Meetings http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/online.html……
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings http://www.aaonline.net/
Narcotics Anonymous Online Meetings http://na-recovery.org/

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

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