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If you feel like you want to reach out to someone for support here are some resources that might be useful for you:
- 7 Cups of Tea is a free on-demand emotion health and well-being service. You can chat one-on-one with compassionate trained listeners, join a group chat or be connected with a therapist near you. 7 Cups also has activities to help take care of yourself like guided meditation, self-help resources and even lets you create your own healthy daily activities to keep you going every day. You can use it as an app or online.
- Mental Health America will guide you to resources based on your current mental health. Some of the many resources include tips for staying mentally healthy, preparing for conversations with mental health professionals and connecting with a local support group.
- The MoodGYM app is an interactive program that helps you explore why you feel the way you do, change the way you think, and understand what makes you upset. It uses games and other resources to help you identify and overcome troubling emotions and thoughts and show you how to develop good coping skills.
- ReliefLink app is a free app that helps you monitor and track your mood and behavior, safety planning, appointment reminders, coping mechanisms, and an emergency button. It also tweets daily affirmations and resources based on your mood and behavior.
- Crisis Textline has compassionate and trained people to help text you through any crisis. Text START to 741741 at anytime about any type of crisis.
If you find yourself in a crisis and feel like you need someone to talk to, check out the following resources where caring people are willing to listen and help.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individual and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
- If you need immediate help, you can call the 24-hr National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call will be routed to a crisis center near you. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.