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.
Call 800-273-8255 (24/7/365)
SENIOR LONELINESS LINE
"We support seniors in our community who are feeling lonely and having difficulty connecting."
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.
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OREGON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORT LINE
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: www.crisistextline.org
Text ‘LGBTQ’ to 741 741
Hours: Available 24/7
Cost: Standard messaging rates apply
TheRecoveryVillage.com (855.584.026) a 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.