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Create Your Own Motivation

When I was drinking, alcohol was obviously causing problems galore. Perhaps more troubling was how I used alcohol to cover real issues. It worked, sometimes. ...

Yes, You Can Travel for Work With a Mental Illness

The most invisible and stigmatized of all health issues are mental illnesses. It's fucked up, but disclosing a mental illness while looking for a job can impact your ...

Memories, Parts of Self, and Cohesive Identities

Memories, Parts of Self, and Cohesive Identities Recovering repressed memories is possible. Trauma is subjectively experienced. Flashbacks are real. Depression is physical. These are all ...

Will I Pass My Mental Illness to My Children?

Am I selfish for wanting to be a mother? Confronting the fear of passing mental illness to my children. I love children. Their laughter, their ...

Meditating With the Ocean in Cozumel

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 ...

Relationship Red Flags: Are You Dating an Abuser?

Photo by Abdi Lopez on Unsplash So, you're in a relationship, and something feels off. You don't know what it is, but you have an ...

domestic violence

Why I am airing my dirty laundry

December 17, 2017 Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash The reason I am so candid and painfully honest in my writing is because I wish ...

The Internet Can Help Trauma Survivors— But It Can Harm Them, Too

Photo by Nikita Kachanovsky on Unsplash I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several years ago, and despite being proactive in treating it, ...

Ten Things Survivors Should Know About the Title IX Rollback

Photo by Joe Flood https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeflood/ CC share, share-alike, no commercial use There are some important things that survivors should know about the Title IX rollback. ...

How To Practice Self-Compassion in 6 Steps

Photographer Giuseppe Milo Anyone can learn to be more compassionate towards themselves, here are 6 tips for how to practice self-compassion. I am the most ...

Cutting Domestic Violence Programs is Dangerous

Courtesy of Donkey Hotey on Flickr Creative Commons Sharealike License The current political climate in the United States is putting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the police ...

Why Do People Return to Domestic Abusers?

creative commons image by Giuseppe Milo www.pixael.com It never fails. Whenever a high-profile relationship goes public with domestic violence accusations, the internet will buzz with ...

addictions

Is Dad Drinking Again?

“Are you drinking again?” I said it. It was out. I read somewhere to never let your ideas go because then they become part of ...

I Just Want To Drink

Ever feel like you are just floating along an out of control current? Or perhaps it’s more like being surrounded by calmness but feeling intensely ...

The Importance of Women’s Recovery Spaces

Photo by Erik Brolin on Unsplash Unbeknownst to me, what I needed was the company of people who were not men. Women’s meetings gave me ...

Is It Possible to Stay Clean Without Getting Sober?

Photo by Greta Schölderle Møller on Unsplash Anything is possible, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. Physical dependence and substance use disorders are distinct conditions. Physical ...

Teaching Kids About Drugs: Alternatives to DARE

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash I remember the D.A.R.E. logo being plastered on posters hung in the hallways at school. At one point, I owned ...

Recovery Sayings One Day at a Time

Recovery Sayings When I started my recovery journey and started going to 12-step meetings I couldn't sit still. I literally couldn't sit still. I am ...

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emergency contacts

Domestic Violence

In an emergency call 911
Find more resources here

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

200 languages (USA based)
TTY 1-800-787-3224
Online chat

hotline.org

1-866-879-6636 (USWOMEN)

International toll-free
pathwaystosafety.org

Suicide Prevention

In an emergency call 911
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1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Connect with a local crisis center (USA based)
TTY 1-800-799-4889
Online chat
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

IMAlive

Virtual crisis center
imalive.org

International

Listings of suicide hotlines worldwide
suicide.org
Wiki listing

Young People

In an emergency call 911
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1-866-331-9474

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

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

Child abuse hotline (USA based)
childhelp.org

1-866-488-7386

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

Crisis Support

In an emergency call 911
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Crisis Text Line

24/7 support
Text: “HOME” to 741741
crisistextline.org

1-800-273-8255

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