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If you need to access mental health resources, please see the following:
• Good therapy helps you find therapists and counselors, residential rehabilitation and treatment centers, and mental health resources near you.
• the National Rape, Abuse and Incest Network (RAINN) offers a National Sexual Assault Hotline (call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or chatting on the internet) to connect you with a trained staff member of a sexual assault service provider in your area.
• the National lifeline for suicide prevention is open 24/7 to provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or in emotional distress across the United States. You can call their number (1-800-273-8255) or use their Lifebuoy cat service via online chat.
• Befrienders around the world is a global network (available in 32 countries) that will connect you to a hotline in your area. They aim to provide a safe and open space for you to speak through hotlines, SMS messages, face-to-face, internet chats, outreach activities, and local partnerships.
• The Trevor project specializes in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth under the age of 25. They are reachable 24/7 by phone (1-866-488-7386), text (if you’re in the US or Canada, send TALK to 741741 for free; if you’re in the UK, send TALK to 85258; and if you’re in Ireland, send TALK to 50808), or chat.
• the Addiction and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps you find treatment if you are addicted to drugs (in which case you can call their National helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)); experience stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms (call them Disaster Hotline at 1-800-985-5990); or are a veteran in crisis (call them Crisis line for veterans at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)).
• the National Association of Eating Disorders offers online testing tools, a database of treatment providers, and you can contact their helpline by phone or SMS at 1-800-931-2237 or discuss. For 24/7 crisis assistance, text NEDA at 741741.