A comprehensive list of resources that we encourage you use and to share with those in need. UNITED STATES Crisis Text Line: text BUDDY to 741-741 (for free 24/7 support)National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Suicide Hotline text-based instant messenger: imalive.orgTrevor Project (for LGBTQ+ youth): 1-866-488-7386Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Helpline: 1-800-931-2237Teen Line: 310-855-4673 or TEXTTEEN to 839863Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253Pregnancy Hotline: 1-800-467-8466Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 then … Continue reading CRISIS AND SUPPORT PHONE/TEXT LINES
By Emily Torchiana10 min read From the moment I was born until the end of high school, I did not fully understand mental illness and I honestly did not think anyone I knew personally struggled with one. Mental health was not a topic talked about in my family because no one seemed to be affected by it. It was also not a topic talked about … Continue reading My No Longer Invisible Illnesses
By Anup Sharma, M.D8 min read There are millions of Americans with mental health conditions that pursue treatment by working with professionals. Mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed therapists, nurse practitioners, and social workers. Working with qualified professionals allows for one to understand mental health condition(s), receive compassionate care and pursue helpful treatment.As in other areas of medicine, mental health providers may have expertise in specific types … Continue reading When do I need to see a mental healthcare professional?