Do you feel alone and in need to talk to someone other than your family or friends? We’re all allowed to feel unhappy or even depressed at some points: it’s only concerning when you feel unhappy everyday. Regardless of what you may be feeling, these websites will help you put your life into perspective and hopefully get off of the phone feeling much stronger than you felt pre-phone call. If you don’t feel better, I highly suggest asking one of the therapists on the hotline if they can redirect you to someone who may be able to better assist your needs!
Never feel ashamed about anything you’re dealing with: everyone, even the coolest or prettiest person in your class, is dealing with something too. I can promise you that!
- Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
2. Feeling lost or alone? Confused or unsure about your purpose in life? CONTACT Helpline is here to help with any concerns you may have. When calling, you’ll be in touch with a volunteer, who will listen without any judgment to your concerns. Calls generally last about 10 to 20 minutes, but you are invited to call back anytime you feel like you could use some additional support.
3. Calling an anxiety helpline is a good way to reach out for help if any persistent anxiety is affecting your quality of life or the life of a loved one. Anxiety helpline is here to provide free, convenient, and easy services that will allow you to speak with someone who knows what you are going through. Yes, it’s a bit fearful calling a hotline, but just know that no one will judge you or criticize you for calling.
4. Picking up the phone to talk about your issues can be very intimidating and unsure about what to expect. However, If you’re worried or down, pick up the phone. They’re here to listen. Breathing Space aims to provide assistance at an early stage in order to stop problems escalating, hope when none exists and direction for those who do not know where to seek help.
5. Afraid of speaking to an adult about your problems? How about talking to someone in your age range instead. Teen Line online is designated for teen volunteers to give other teens advice and help when they are in need of it. By doing so, it is giving a sense of relief to being able to open yourselves more and call back when you’re in need of someone to speak to.
6. Everybody needs someone to talk to at some point in their life. Someone who will listen and not give an opinion. If you feel that you are ever in need of someone like that, Samaritans is there for you. Whether you are feeling depressed, overwhelmed, experiencing a crisis or thinking about suicide, Samaritans hotline volunteers will listen, 24/7. They are a free, non-religious 24-hour emotional support and crisis response hotline available for people who are dealing with every kind of problem and more importantly, the volunteers will listen as you try to cope with your difficulties and stresses.
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!