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recent mental health

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

When I was a little girl, I remember becoming so overwhelmed with feelings that I would send myself to my room until I could cry ...

How to Manage Depression: 6 Simple Reminders

Depression is not easy. If depression is new to you, or coming back after a long absence, you need to give yourself time and patience ...

Are the 12 Steps Safe for Trauma Survivors?

Trauma is a current buzzword in the mental health world, and for good reason. Untreated trauma has measurable lasting physiological and psychological effects, which makes ...

Addiction or Mental Illness: Which Should You Treat First?

Photo by Matúš Kovačovský on Unsplash AA is cloaked in misconceptions and mysticism: a society of “former drunks” who tout spirituality as a means to ...

Nightmares on Repeat

My dream recall is vivid and detailed. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had nightmares so intense that they carry over into my ...

Follow Your Bliss…Differently

“Follow your bliss.” I love that phrase, follow your bliss, it came to mind today. It can mean something different for those of us with ...

domestic violence

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 ...

Why I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

The author on her wedding day. Courtesy of Adrian Herrera of Victor Herrera Photographers To take care of myself in the months preceding my wedding ...

Retracting Allegations of Abuse is Not Proof – Trauma and Memories

Graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo by the author Retracting an abuse allegation is not proof that the abused is lying or that the alleged abuser ...

Stigma Punishes Victims, Helps Perpetrators

Over the holidays, I got into a heated debate at the dinner table over the most effective way to combat racism. This interaction shed light ...

Donald Trump is Just Like My Abuser

Content warning: Emotional abuse. I have not watched the presidential debates. I did not watch the GOP debates before that. I do not watch any ...

Student debt made the domestic violence against me worse

Shadows by Imane Boudadi Amount of debt: $85,000 Source of debt: College Estimated time till debt free: Decades Debt wasn’t something I could talk to ...

addictions

I Don’t Always Feel Relief After a 12-Step Meeting

I can't seem to figure it out, the sinking feeling in my gut, the feeling that I am too visible, too likely to be ogled ...

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

When I was a little girl, I remember becoming so overwhelmed with feelings that I would send myself to my room until I could cry ...

Are the 12 Steps Safe for Trauma Survivors?

Trauma is a current buzzword in the mental health world, and for good reason. Untreated trauma has measurable lasting physiological and psychological effects, which makes ...

What Is Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment?

When looking for treatment for addiction, there is a lot of information out there and countless opinions. Friends, family, doctors, researchers, and people in recovery ...

How Does AA Work? A Review of the Evidence

AA is cloaked in misconceptions and mysticism: a society of “former drunks” who tout spirituality as a means to cure the chronic, genetic, and life-threatening ...

Addiction or Mental Illness: Which Should You Treat First?

Photo by Matúš Kovačovský on Unsplash AA is cloaked in misconceptions and mysticism: a society of “former drunks” who tout spirituality as a means to ...

info sheets

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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
Find more resources here

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
Find more resources here
 

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
Find more resources here

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