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Here are just a handful of the plethora of numbers out there waiting for your call if you are needing immediate support. I just picked them out as a quick resource but I am not associated with any of them personally. These are good resources to use if you need someone to talk to in the interim between now and your appointment with a mental health professional. If you are having an emergency, of course, please call 911. 

Sincerely, Sarah

Call 800-273-8255 (24/7/365)

Call 503-200-1633
"We support seniors in our community who are feeling lonely and having difficulty connecting."

Trans Lifeline

What is it?

A 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm.

Contact information:

a) United States
     Available 24/7

Call 800-923-4357 (24/7/365)
"In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line."

Crisis Text Line: LGBTQ resource

Crisis Text Line connects texters with trained volunteer Crisis Counselors to help resolve times of crisis. This service tries to match texters with Crisis Counselors who have shared lived experience. Learn more:

  • Text ‘LGBTQ’ to 741 741

  • Hours: Available 24/7

  • Cost: Standard messaging rates apply (855.584.026a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse, addiction, and mental illness.

The Link Between Drugs & Suicide

Suicide statistics show that 47,000 Americans lost their lives to suicide in 2017. Suicide and drug use can be related due to co-occurring mental health issues.

Mental Health First Aid for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

If someone experiences suicidal thoughts or behaviors, you can offer mental health first aid support until professional help arrives.

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