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Letting Go of Control: How I Stopped Trying to Force Solutions

By Kristance Harlow | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Recognizing that I am not responsible for and cannot fix other people’s feelings is powerful; it frees up so much space and time for me to do my own healing and growing.

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How to Manage Depression: 6 Simple Reminders

By Kristance Harlow | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Treat yourself with gentleness and forgiveness. With every negative thought about yourself, throw in a dose of self-love. Self-compassion can reduce the severity of depression and anxiety.

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Are the 12 Steps Safe for Trauma Survivors?

By Kristance Harlow | August 15, 2019 | 1 Comment
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When the 4th and 5th steps are done without support for the symptoms of PTSD, they have the potential to retraumatize.

Follow Your Bliss…Differently

By Kristance Harlow | December 12, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Sometimes one thing that frequently makes me happy will be completely joyless and painfully uninteresting on another day. Which is a hindrance for trying to create a life that allows me to follow my bliss in my work.

Create Your Own Motivation

By Kristance Harlow | December 9, 2018 | 2 Comments
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My motivation ebbs and flows. Real dedication to work towards contentment and health comes through on an unpredictable stream. It’s rarely strong and often is barely a trickle, but it is just enough to keep me going.

Will I Pass My Mental Illness to My Children?

By Kristance Harlow | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
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I want children of my own, but for the past few years I have been afraid that I would pass this on to my offspring. I feared how will my body and mind handle it?

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Meditating With the Ocean in Cozumel

By Kristance Harlow | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
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I’m in Cozumel. It’s my first time here. I’m lying on a towel in my black and white retro high waisted bikini–lathered in sunscreen, of course–already dry from a long swim in the ocean.

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The Importance of Women’s Recovery Spaces

By Kristance Harlow | August 13, 2018 | 1 Comment
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I’ve heard rumors suggesting that women’s only recovery meetings are not good because they’re just “man-bashing.” This is unequivocally false; just because something isn’t for you doesn’t mean it is against you.

Getting Back On Track

By Kristance Harlow | March 2, 2018 | 1 Comment
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It was the longest period of time I have gone without a psychologist appointment since I first began treatment three and a half years ago. And I was getting weird, real weird.

Recovery Sayings One Day at a Time

By Kristance Harlow | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Doodling, drawing, and coloring impromptu art is a go to method for me to stay centered. Maybe it’ll work for you, too.

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas

Europe

112

Europe

Africa

112 & 999

Africa

Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia

Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages