No one should ever feel like they have to struggle alone. If you’re feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed – help is available.
On this page, you’ll find a wealth of resources for support, as well as personal stories of how people have found support from community help lines, their friends and family, and other trusted sources to overcome their emotional struggles.
For Support, Contact:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
- LGBTQ | The Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386
How To Let People Be There For You
Ryan first started to receive support for his emotional struggles when a friend asked him, “What’s going on? I know that you’re not ok.” Having someone to listen and care is critical.
Help is Available
Talking with someone else can make you feel better, validate your experience, normalize what you’re going through, and help you realize that you never have to struggle alone.
Suicide Resources & Information
Who Can Help
Reaching out for help can be difficult, but there are many local and national organizations that are available to provide support. The below resource list is comprised of trusted industry experts.
- Disaster Distress Helpline
- MA Coalition for Suicide Prevention
- MA Department of Public Health, Suicide Prevention Program
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- National Institute for Mental Health
- Samaritans Boston
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
- Suicide Prevention Tools and Information
- The Trevor Project
Available in both English and Spanish, the below “Did You Know” materials are a great way to help promote hope, resiliency, education, tips, and treatment information to your loved ones.
- Alcohol | Spanish
- Anxiety | Spanish
- Bipolar Disorder | Spanish
- Depression | Spanish
- Eating Disorders | Spanish
- Gambling | Spanish
- PTSD | Spanish
- Substance Misuse | Spanish
- Well-being | Spanish
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among today’s youth; therefore, we must continue to expand awareness and encourage individuals to take action.
Listen to experts, Dr. Lisa Desai and Lea Karnath, talk about the important work everyone can do to support their community’s mental health needs and prevent suicide.
Just taking the time to put your mental health first, acknowledging that it deserves respect and care, and accepting help when you need it,can save your life. You are worth saving. And you are not alone.– A.J. Mendez Brooks
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