External Resources

The promise to get help…

Some promises are too big or too important to tackle alone. Sometimes, we need the help and support of others.

While we consider ourselves experts at keeping promises, we are not direct service providers. However, we have identified the following external resources that you may find helpful. If you reside outside of the United States, these resources may still be able to provide useful information or perhaps direct you to local organizations that can better assist you.

Reach out. Learn more. Build your support system. We are rooting for you!

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

http://988lifeline.org – DIAL 988 in The United States
The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

http://crisistextline.org/ – Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine – 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
The NAMI HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

http://www.thehotline.org/ – 1-800-799-7233
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, NDVH provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

http://www.rainn.org/ – 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine.

American Cancer Society

https://www.cancer.org/about-us/what-we-do/providing-support.html – 1-800-227-2345
Whether it’s the middle of the afternoon or the middle of the night, our cancer information specialists are here to help. Have questions about treatment options or potential side effects? We have you covered. Need a ride to chemo or a place to stay when treatment is far away? We can help. Even if you just need a friendly ear, we’re here to help and can assist in more than 200 languages (via a language line) – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline – 1-800-931-2237
The NEDA Helpline is available Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 9AM to 5PM ET. Contact the Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one.

Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for. Reach out today!

American Lung Association – Freedom From Smoking Online

http://www.freedomfromsmoking.org/ – 1-800-LUNGUSA
Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.

Postpartum Depression

https://www.postpartumdepression.org  –1-800-273-8255

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious mood disorder. Women who develop PPD have feelings of intense sadness, worry and exhaustion following childbirth. PPD is extremely common. Approximately one in seven women can expect to experience depression in the year following childbirth. Fortunately, this disorder is treatable. PostpartumDepression.org was founded and inspired by Chris and Jenna Carberg. Following a postpartum depression diagnosis, the couple has made it their mission to encourage women and educate families.

The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ – 1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call anytime to reach a trained counselor.

National Runaway Safeline

https://www.1800runaway.org – 1-800-RUNAWAY
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has runaway, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

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