It is important to acknowledge your feelings as well as those of others in times of despair. If you or a friend are in need of help, do not hesitate to reach out. You are not alone and there is help available. Please use the resources below if you are in need of immediate assistance and/or would like to get involved.
Crisis Text Line Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust.
Adolescent Suicide Hotline: 1-800-621-4000 1-800-621-4000 FREE
Crisis Intervention and Counseling Nineline: 1-800-999-9999 FREE
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-6264 1-800-950-6264 FREE
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization. I began volunteering with NAMI in 2014, and it was lit the fire to begin advocating for mental health in our community by sharing my story. If you would like to volunteer, donate or are in need of support, please go to the NAMI website and see all they have to offer. You will not regret it!
Always check to see what your college/university offers in the area of mental health. The following are two mental health programs that empower college students to change the perception of mental health.
A great way to get involved in the mental health community is by utilizing mediated platforms such as social media and blogs. Below are some accounts that I suggest you follow on social media, and a diverse range of blogs that will help you see that you are not alone. There is a mental health movement and we want YOU to be a part of it.
Mediated Platforms & Blogs Discussing Mental Health:
Instagram Accounts About Mental Health, Body Image and Overall Wellness: These are just a few…
Learning to Love Yourself
It is not a simple task, but one that takes time and can be accomplished. Reading quotes and communicating with yourself in a positive manner does more than you think.