Additional Resources

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Sometimes it can help to speak with someone anonymously. The following are services that other people have found useful that you can contact by phone, email, text or face to face who can offer you support.  Sometimes online peer support isn't always the best option for support, especially if you are really struggling. TalkLife doesn't provide crisis support but below are lots of places that will be able to offer help.
 

Wherever you are in the world if your life is in danger or you believe that someone else is in danger you need to call emergency services or go straight to hospital.
 

If you are in the USA: 

Is your life in danger? If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – call 911 for an ambulance or go straight to your nearest emergency department. Or ask someone else to call 911 or take you to the hospital.

If your life isn’t in danger but you need urgent support call your doctor and ask for an emergency appointment. 

If you are feeling hopeless, suicidal or can’t see a way forward talking to someone who you don’t know could help.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Contact - 1 800 273 TALK (8255) Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Contact - 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
The Trevor Project (for LGBT youth, friends and family members)
Contact - 1 866 488 7386
Crisis Text Line
SMS: Text "HERE" to 741-741
You Matter
You Matter is a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness.

Click here for an extensive list of professional mental health contacts in the United States, as well as mental health information. 

 
If you are in Australia:

Is your life in danger? If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – call 000 for an ambulance or go straight to your nearest emergency department. Or ask someone else to call 000 or take you to the hospital.

If your life isn’t in danger but you need urgent support call your doctor and ask for an emergency appointment.

Lifeline Australia
Contact - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline
Contact - 1800 55 1800
Headspace (ages 12-25)
Online and phone support available via the website
BeyondBlue
(email any time or chat online between 3:00 PM - midnight AET)
Contact - 1300 22 4636


If you are in the UK: 

Is your life in danger? If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E. If your life isn’t in danger but you need urgent support call your GP and ask for an emergency appointment. You can also call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need. 

If you are feeling hopeless, suicidal or can’t see a way forward talking to someone who you don’t know could help:

Shout Crisis Messenger 
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need Support Shout Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 support. Text ''TalkLife''. 
Samaritans
Free, confidential 24/7 support from normal people trained to support you. 
Contact - 116 123

Papyrus HopeLine
Specialist confidential telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgmental support, practical advice and information 
Contact - 0800 068 4141 (open weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm-10pm)


If you are struggling with self harming or eating disorders here are some places you can go to for support: 

Reach Out 
Contact - 1-800-448-3000
Beat (beating eating disorders)
Contact - 0845 634 1414; 0845 634 7650 (Youthline)


For support and information around alcohol and drugs these resources could help:


Drink Aware
Information about managing alcohol safely
Frank
Information about advice and drugs

Additional support:

Citizens Advice 
Free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Contact - 03444 111 444 (England)
Contact - 0344 477 2020 (Wales)


If you are in Canada

Kids Help Phone 
Contact - 1-800-668-6868
For people over 20, find a crisis center that serves your area:
http://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/


First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Contact - 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free, 24 hours)

If you are in India

AASRA
Contact - 91-22-27546669
iCall
Contact - 022-25521111

If you are elsewhere in the world

Find professional help in your country here
Befrienders connects you to help in your country, and also provides mental health information. 

Mental Health Support Network