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.
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!
Active Minds empowers college students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.
Personal strategies that helped me maintain my mental health.
A simply 10 minute walk outside can make the difference. This link provides you with great at home exercises.
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.
http://allthatmatters.com/service/blog/2014/01/31/tips-for-loving-yourself-from-cheryl-richardson 10 questions to ask yourself
The following links are helpful sources to finding ways to deal with depression.