You are not alone.

The walls are caving in, the apocalypse has arrived, and you’re left to battle your demons by yourself. Existence gets colder, illness louder, depression stronger, and no one even knows. Or those that know don’t care.

There is life. There is love. There is hope.

There’s isn’t one magic potion to change all instantly. This whole site is about the journey to and through happiness.

Sometimes, though, all you need for the moment is a listening ear, validation for your pain, and a reminder that you aren’t alone. Oh, and hearing something positive about yourself wouldn’t hurt either.

There are so many resources out there, people looking to share love and light. I’m not talking about missionaries or enlightened futuristics. But online support groups can be the difference between loneliness and community. A crisis hotline can empower you to take down the rope or throw out those pills.

When the going gets rough, please reach out.

Want to be directed toward the resources that’s right for you? Contact me, but I can’t guarantee to respond immediately.

If this is an emergency, contact local authorities. In United States, dial 911.

The individual resources listed here are for the United States only unless they're online or otherwise noted as globally available.

(Here is a guide to global resources (I haven't vouched them all... chalk it up to my ignorance of Spanish, Armenian, What do they speak in Bolivia?) on Suicide Forum, which I haven't explored myself but was recommended to me.)

~ National Safe Place Text Line If you feel unsafe, text the word “safe” and current location (address/city/state) to 69866 for help.

~ 24/7: Call the National Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or chat with them on their website. OR Send a text to Crisis Text Line at 741741. You'll be heard in complete anonymity.

~ Are you a member of the military, looking for anonymous and free support?

Military Help Line offers free and confidential crisis intervention with sensitivity to military lifestyle 24/7: call 1-888-457-4838; text MIL1 to 839863.

Vets4Warriors provides 24/7 confidential, stigma free peer support by veterans to Active Duty, Veterans, and their families/caregivers. 1-855-838-8255

~ Resources and Community Support:

Meetup If you want to find local groups of people with common interests, this is the place to go.

211 connects to local resources and assistance on any issue. Visit the site or call 211.

Support Group Project provides local listing of resources and addiction support groups for addicts and their loved ones.

Mental Health America  provides information about mental illnesses, including how to find support.

Daily Strength provides support groups and discussion posts with a wide range of topics for individuals looking for support from others in the community.

Half of Us helps people deal with various struggles through support and advice.

Healthful Chat has chat rooms available for general support as well as forum topics related to specific issues.

Inspire has anonymous online support groups that help connect people who are going through similar struggles.

Your Life Your Voice has a text, chat, and call resource aimed at helping youth deal a wide range of issues. Website includes advice and support.

Teen Help has an online forum and chat community of peer support and mentorship.

The Hope Line has a 24/7 teen-centered chat service providing support for a wide range of teen-specific issues, based on a holistic approach.

Teen Central is a safe community specifically for youth. Speak up, be heard, and get feedback.

Warmlines has a list of support hotlines run by people who identify as having a mental illness.

The Mighty and To Write Love on Her Arms advocate for and find help for people struggling with depression, addiction, anxiety, self-injury, grief, chronic illness and disability, and suicidal thoughts. This is a real, supportive community of people who get it.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incenst National Network) provides information, resources and phone support for sexual assault survivors, prevention methods, and actions to take after assault.

Huddl offers anonymous online social support for anyone experiencing trauma.

MentorCONNECT provides free support for people battling eating disorders by matching mentees with trained mentors. Has weekly online support groups and 24/7 support.

In the Rooms provides online social support for people in recovery.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous offers a 12-step, self-help recovery program for survivors of incest.

Recover Your Life is a self-harm support community with online forums and advice.

~ The Suicide Project is NOT for times of crises! But it is a supportive place to speak and be heard. As well, this page on Metanoia, titled, "If you're thinking about suicide... Read this first." is worth reading in times of need.

You're welcome to contact me for individualized guidance and further resources but I can't promise to respond immediately so please utilize the above resources if you need support now.

I hope to soon have compiled a comprehensive database of resources available. Please tell me (confidentiality is always assured) if you know about a resource that might help people in need.

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