If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues please reach out for help. You’re not alone in your struggle:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a great place to start. Compassionate crisis counselors (like me) are here 24/7 to talk with anyone who is having thoughts of suicide or knows someone who is.
The TREVOR Project is a great resource for LGBTQIA youth and their families. Counselors (like me again, I’m everywhere) are here round-the-clock and ready to listen with open minds and hearts.
If you have been the victim of sexual assault please know that there are people out there that want to help you. Contact the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network to speak with counselors specifically trained to speak with survivors.
There are also local crisis hotlines specific to your area that cater to both youth and adults, look for them online.
If hotlines aren’t your thing there are plenty of resources out there both in-person and online. Check out the National Alliance on Mental Illness and get connected to resources both in your area and across the web.