Helplines You Should Know About

January 6, 2017

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Helplines You Should Know About
Photo Courtesy : Change Direction

Jot Down These Numbers if You or Someone You Know is Seeking Help.

No matter your age, there will always be major stressors to overcome. Each and every one of us can get overwhelmed—from school, work, or life itself. There are many resources to help reduce and cope with stress, but it is vital to know when to seek help.

Change Direction New Hampshire is the first statewide campaign to aid in the national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America. Their goal is to be able to identify the 5 signs of emotional suffering as quickly as identifying signs of a heart attack or stroke.

The 5 signs of emotional suffering include:

  1. Personality Change
  2. Agitation
  3. Withdrawal
  4. Poor Self-Care
  5. Hopelessness

If you or someone in your life showcase some or all of these signs, here are a list of helplines for those who seek help:

  1. Crisis Text Line
    1. Text SIGNS to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor for support and information—all via text 24/7.
  2. Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    2. TTY: 1-800-799-4889
    3. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  3. Substance Abuse & Mental Health (SAMHSA)
    1. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    2. TTY: 1-800-487-4889
    3. This is a 24-hour helpline for information on mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, recovery, and treatment referral in English and Spanish.
  4. Veterans Crisis Line
    1. 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
    2. TTY: 1-800-799-4889
    3. For veterans and their friends and families, qualified responders can be reached through toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Please remember the importance of your mental health. Never feel ashamed or guilty for wanting or needing help.

 

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