10 Places To Ask For Help This Holiday Season
You matter, even if it doesn’t always seem like it.
Tis the season for feeling alone and invisible. If you don’t have a Hallmark greeting card relationship with the holiday season, it’s easy to feel like you are the only one. It’s easy to believe that this says something bad about you and your worth. Please, don’t let all the social media messages of holiday cheer, and the made-for-TV specials of family bonding, fool you — the holidays are very tough for a lot of people.
You matter, even if it doesn’t always seem like it. You matter and you are worthy of love and peace and comfort. And help — you are worthy of help, if you need it.
Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health
National Alliance of Mental Illness. Helpline: 800–950-NAMI
The Trevor Project. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQI youth. Lifeline: 866–488–7386
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Lifeline: 1–800–273-TALK
Trauma & Abuse Recovery & Support
RAINN. Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Hotline: 800–656-HOPE
HAVOCA. Help for adult victims of child abuse.
PTSD Alliance. Help & support for those living with PTSD.
Substance Abuse & Eating Disorders
SAMHSA. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Treatment Referral Line: 1–800–662-HELP. Disaster Distress Helpline: 1–800–985–5990
Faces and Voices of Recovery. Real addiction recovery stories from survivors.
National Eating Disorders Association. Helpline: 1–800–931–2237
When You Just Need Someone To Talk To
7 Cups. Free, anonymous chat with a caring individual.