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MY HERO Recommends Mental and Emotional Health Support Resources

by Kitty Richardson from MY HERO Staff

148972Mental Health AwarenessMY HEROThe MY HERO Project works to promote future heroes for our world, and we firmly believe that anyone can be a hero. But we also know that sometimes people are struggling and may need extra support: it’s the human condition. The following mental and emotional health support resources are here if you need them.

Suicide support

The Samaritans - “Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you” - The Samaritans work in suicide prevention by answering crisis calls and providing self-help resources for those struggling with mental health and suicidal ideations. Get in contact with the Samaritans by calling their helpline, partaking in their Public Education, Awareness and Training programs or by joining Suicide Survivor support groups.

Check out their website for state-specific helpline numbers: http://www.samaritansusa.org/capecod.php

Befrienders - Promotes access to information on suicide and emotional support centres worldwide whilst tackling these issues first hand through their helplines, SMS messaging, face-to-face conversations and outreach programs.

Check out their website for information and ways to contact them: https://www.befrienders.org

Helplines

Find a Helpline - A quick and easy service to find a specific helpline depending on your location and subject of crisis.

Find a helpline today: https://findahelpline.com/i/iasp

Crisis Text Line - A text line that is open 24/7 and offers short term counselling for various mental health and emotional struggles.

Text “HELLO” to 741741 or check out their website for more information: https://www.crisistextline.org

General Therapy

Living Life to the Full - Provides free online courses for those of all ages struggling with a variety of mental health problems. Specialises in a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach.

Check out their website for information on the courses they provide: https://llttf.com/about-cbt/

Support Groups

TalkLife - Offers peer support communities for those requiring mental health and emotional support in an anonymous and safe environment. Download their app to engage in their network of communities and receive instant support.

Download their app from their website: https://www.talklife.co

Substance Abuse

Drink Aware - Offers support and resources for those struggling with a drinking problem and/or those who know someone with a problem and are not sure on the next step to take. Specific support offered for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Check out their website for more information: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice

The Jed Foundation - Information and self-help resources for those who think they may be struggling with a drinking problem and those who want to provide support for their loved ones with a drinking problem.

Check out their website for more information: https://www.jedfoundation.org/resource/how-to-manage-drug-or-alcohol-issues/

Start Your Recovery is a website dedicated to supporting overcoming substance misuse: https://startyourrecovery.org/

Sexual Assault

RAINN - Provides a helpline that is free and open 24/7 for those who have experienced sexual assault. Their mission revolves around helping survivors, educating the public and improving public policy.

Call 800.656.HOPE to chat with someone now or go to their website to find more information on their services: https://www.rainn.org

1in6 - Raises awareness and reduces the stigma surrounding male sexual assault. Chat with someone online or join an anonymous online support group.

Check out their website to talk to someone today and to find out more information: https://1in6.org

Bullying

Cyberbullying Research Centre - Provides a plethora of resources for victims of cyberbullying and the parents and educators of victims, including safe spaces on the internet, cyberbullying statistics, support groups and more.

Check out their website for information: https://cyberbullying.org

Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line - A helpline for veterans, whether you are enrolled in VA benefits or health care or not. Give them a call, a text or chat online if you are a struggling veteran.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255, or check out their website for more information: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Offers a variety of mental health resources and treatment options for Veterans and their loved ones, including helplines and support groups.

Domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline - A helpline that provides support and advice for those experiencing domestic violence, along with information on identifying abuse and creating a safety plan.

Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 or check out their website for more information: https://www.thehotline.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - The NCADV’s mission is to raise and support voices speaking about domestic violence. They offer safety plan, emotional support and legal assistance resources.

Check out their website for more information: https://ncadv.org

Child Abuse

Childhelp - A helpline that provides support and information for children/teens experiencing abuse and parents of children of abuse.

Call or text 1-800-422-4453 or check out their website for more information: https://childhelphotline.org

LGBTQ+ Support

Trans Lifeline - A helpline that is run by and for trans people. Provides emotional and financial support for people in the trans community with a mission to build a safe, connected and supportive trans network.

Call 1-877-565-8860 or check out their website for more information: https://translifeline.org

LGBT Foundation - Provides advice, support and information services for members of all  ages of the LGBTQ+ community, including therapy resources, community support and professional advice.

Check out their website for more information: https://lgbt.foundation

MindOut - A mental health service run by and for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Get access to their plethora of online resources including a live chat service.

Check out their website for more information: https://mindout.org.uk

Bereavement

Grief Haven - Provides support and education for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. They supply a list of specific support groups and advice that are catered to different areas of grief, such as the loss of a parent, child or pet.

Check out their website for more information: https://griefhaven.org/support-organizations/

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Last edited 9/18/2022 8:25:55 AM

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