MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

This is by no means comprehensive, but I hope it may be helpful to get you started...
 
 
SOS - EMERGENCY HOTLINES
Trevor Project Lifeline - 1-866-488-7386
Report Child Abuse - 1-800-422-4453
National Poison Control - 1-800-222-1222
 
INTERNATIONAL
CLICK HERE for telephone numbers listed by country
 
FOR TEENS
Boys Town1-800-448-3000
Teen Line - 1-310-855-4673
or Text 'TEEN' to: 839863 between 6-9PST
Planned Parenthood - Sexual Health Resources
Safe Place - For Shelter
Scarleteen - Sex Ed Resources
 
DOMESTIC ABUSE, RAPE, ASSAULT, HUMAN TRAFFICKING
RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
 
ELDER ABUSE
For local resources, look up: "Adult Protective Services" + your City, State
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
  
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
[Please remember: APPS, and other forms of social media, can support healing, but are not a replacement for care :) ]
 
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION APPS:
Waking Up - Apple | Android
Insight Timer - Apple | Android
Calm - Apple | Android
Headspace - Apple | Android
Breethe - Apple | Android
Breathe2Relax - Apple | Android
 
ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH APPS
Better Stop Suicide - Apple | Android
CBT Thought Diary - Apple | Android
MindShift CBT - Apple | Android
MY3 Suicide Prevention - Apple | Android
Sanvelo - Apple | Android
Virtual Hope Box - Apple | Android
Worry Kit - Apple
 
 
*If you're unclear about the difference between a psychotherapist (therapist) and a psychiatrist: start with a psychotherapist. Upon assessment, a therapist (you can use the terms psychotherapist and therapist interchangeably) will be able to advise you on whether or not medication could be useful, or necessary, for you. In VERY broad strokes, a psychotherapist is trained to practice healing talk therapy and a psychiatrist falls under the medical side of things and specializes in diagnosing and psychopharmacology (prescribing medication). These are VERY DIFFERENT approaches that can compliment one another when appropriate. It is my suggestion to start by seeing a therapist who will be able to assess whether you would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist. (If you are in crisis, don't waste a second worrying about the difference and GO GET HELP. If you are in crisis, find a walk-in clinic and/or you are always welcome to get yourself, or a loved one who is in danger, over to your local emergency room.)
   
All of the information above is offered as starter resources for you to seek out your own treatment. I, Maranda, cannot be held responsible for the therapists and/or treatment received as a result of these resources. If seeking individualized treatment (like a therapist or psychiatrist), it is recommended you speak with 2-3 professionals so you can find the right fit for you on your personal journey. Don't be afraid to ask questions and always use your best judgement! Please take good care of yourself and remember we all need a little help sometimes! XO, Maranda