Hi and welcome! No matter what brings you, thank you for being here -- You are awesome. And you are not alone. Read that again: You are not alone!
Below are free resources, most of which are available 24 hours a day, to help those struggling with mental health issues, abuse in its many varieties, grief, sexual assault, trauma, terminal illness, and more. Opening a channel of communication and allowing yourself the space to heal is vital to living a full life.
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These crisis lines offer 24-hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
Birmingham Crisis Line: (205) 323-7777
Transgender Crisis Hotline: (877) 656-8860
LGBTQ+ Hotline: (866) 488-7386
Rape Response: (205) 323-7273
Graduate Student Help Line (800) 472-3457
Veterans Help Line: (800) 838-2838
Crisis Text Line: 741-741
24 hour free helpline plus other free resources for victims of sexual assault
A very informative and helpful article on trauma:
A very informative and helpful article on grief:
Shine is a mental health app that is both life-saving and life-changing. The free version offers many features.
Free small-group webinars on hard-hitting timely topics, full of advice and information. Participation in the conversation is encouraged.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has great information and resources for those struggling with mental health
Similar but different to the other Baycare -- Here you will find helpful free articles, podcasts, exercises, advice, and other mental wellness resources.
Spring Hill Recovery Center has put together a free helpful grief guide.
This site has a plethora of mental wellness resources and information covering an array of topics that are helpful to all people, as well as guides specific to people suffering from a terminal illness and their caregivers and loved ones.
· Teen Line is staffed by other teens trained in crisis prevention who are available by text, phone, and email.
· The Trevor Project supports LGBTQ youth in mental health crises.
· Safe Place will provide help to teens who are in crisis get to a designated Safe Place immediately.
· The Jed Project is a mental health and suicide prevention organization that you can text or call.
A draft list of additional resources and inspiration can be found here: https://www.ComeSoFar.org/helpyourself