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Am I depressed or just introverted? The truth about friendships.

Being depressed and an introvert can make it hard to tease apart what these social urges are attributed to. Social contact helps treat depression, but depression causes social isolation. Is it depression or just introversion?

A child says hello

As they walked away the baby girl watched me and smiled and then started giggling with joy. As if our encounter had tickled her as much as it did me.
fries and burger

Eating obsessions and body negativity

I think I’m emotionally eating. I really need to not do that. I have to be really careful with addictions. I could very easily become an alcoholic I think. I need to be so careful to never do that.

Where to Get Help for Suicide or a Mental Health Crisis

A comprehensive listing of suicide intervention and crisis support hotlines and contacts. Talk to someone via chat, text, phone, or email. Find help for yourself or someone else.

suicidal and not giving up

TW: Suicidal ideation. Raw, honest, painfully real journal journey to a dark time of suicidal thoughts. Get help at suicidepreventionlifeline.org call 1-800-273-8255
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Drinking as Self-Harm

When I can only see the world through foggy glasses, the urge to destroy myself by drinking again becomes an enticing option. Drinking can be a method of self-harm and was for me.

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Domestic Violence

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1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

200 languages (USA based)
TTY 1-800-787-3224
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1-866-879-6636 (USWOMEN)

International toll-free

Suicide Prevention

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1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Connect with a local crisis center (USA based)
TTY 1-800-799-4889
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Virtual crisis center


Listings of suicide hotlines worldwide
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Young People

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Help with dating abuse for teens (USA based)
Online chat
Text “LOVEIS” to 22522

1-800-422-4453 (4-A-Child)

Child abuse hotline (USA based)


LGBTQ youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention
Online chat
Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

Crisis Support

In an emergency call 911
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Crisis Text Line

24/7 support
Text: “HOME” to 741741


Crisis call center (USA based)
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863

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