Sometimes life can seem overwhelming. If you feel you have reached a point of being alone or hopeless and need to reach out for professional help we encourage you to contact the following:
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The call and counseling is free. There are options provided when you call for veterans and non-english speakers too. If you are hesitating, please see the information below about what to expect when you call.*
Prefer to text? Text “Talk” to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free counseling
If you are having substance abuse problems call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline, 1-800-622-HELP (4357) for free confidential support for substance abuse treatment.
If you have experienced sexual assault call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), for confidential crisis support.
The Trevor Lifeline, 1-866-488-7386 is a free and confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.
*Some people have hesitated calling the suicide prevention hotline because they don’t know what to expect. Here’s more information:
1. When you call 800-273-8255 you will hear an automated message. It will tell you that you’ve reached the hotline and to remain on the line while your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the network. If you are a veteran or an active duty member of the military you can press 1 to be connected to a special center that’s operated by Veterans Affairs.
2. Your call will then be routed to a local crisis center. Music will play. Wait times are usually under a minute. There are 161 crisis centers across the country. 85% of calls are answered within 30 seconds after the main greeting. 97% within 75 seconds or less.
3. A trained crisis worker will answer the phone. They may be a staff member, professional, or a volunteer but they’ve all had to go through the same training. They are able to listen to you and your emotions in a way that’s non-judgmental and comforting. You can start the conversation any way you want.
4. The call can last as long or as short as you’d like - You can share as much as you are comfortable with sharing, and talk about anything. People may call to discuss mental or physical illness, relationship problems, physical or sexual abuse, substance abuse, financial problems, sexual identity, or anxiety. Crisis workers do not follow a script, so the conversation will be open
5. If you are calling about a friend or family member who is in distress, the person on the phone will walk you trough how to help and provide resources.
6. In higher-risk situations, crisis workers will do everything they can to work with the caller and come up with a safety plan.
Cabool Church of the Brethren
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