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recent mental health

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 ...

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 ...

domestic violence

Should We Feel Empathy for a Mother Whose Neglect Killed Her Baby?

In August, 62-year-old Kathleen Steele was arrested for the death of her infant child, who was killed by the hands of Steele’s 6-year-old son. Steele ...

Why Are We Surprised by Leniency for White Rapists

With Stanford rapist Brock Turner being released from prison Friday after a laughably short sentence, it’s time to look at privilege. Again. [Content warning: sexual ...

10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery

Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash Childhood is defined by culturally set boundaries which have changed throughout human history. The acceptable age to work varies ...

Domestic Abuse, It Happened To Me, It Can Happen To You

Emotional Selfie, aged 18 It's amazing what details humans can recall, some are forever lost while others hold on fast and you can never escape ...

Hunger in America: It’s Time To Take Action

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash Amurrrrica Independence Day, America's ultimate patriotic holiday, full of fireworks, barbecues, and chugging flag emblazoned Budweiser. Even the least ...

Child Exploitation – 3 Terrible Forms of Child Labor

"There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade." Andrew Cockburn Children work all over the ...

addictions

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 ...

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 ...

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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
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