Help Resources

I nabbed most of this list from the TWLOHA website. It’s a great cause…check it out!

To Write Love on Her Arms – http://www.TWLOHA.com

National Institute for Mental Health – http://www.nimh.nih.gov

Befrienders Worldwide To find a helpline in your area of the world go to “We work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don’t judge them or tell them what to do – we listen.” http://www.befrienders.org

HELPLINES – IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO:

National Hopeline Network (U.S.A.) – 1-800-SUICIDE – http://www.hopeline.com

Childhelp – 1-800-4-A-CHILD – National Child Abuse Hotline – http://www.childhelp.org

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 1-800-799-SAFE – http://www.ndvh.org

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – 1-800-656-HOPE National Sexual Assault Hotline – http://www.rainn.org

National Eating Disorders Association – 1-800-931-2237 – http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

FIND TREATMENT OR COUNSELING:

The Trevor Helpline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. All calls are confidential and toll-free from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

American Psychological Association – counseling services locator – http://locator.apa.org

AAMFT – counseling services locator –http://www.therapistlocator.net

SAMHSA – substance abuse treatment center locator – http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA – mental health services locator – http://%20mentalhealth.samhsa.gov

AACC – Christian counseling services locator – http://www.aacc.net

FOR HELP PREVENTING SELF-INJURY:

S.A.F.E. – “S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.” http://www.selfinjury.com

Self Mutilators Anonymous “Self Mutilators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation.” – http://www.selfmutilatorsanonymous.org

Quotes on Self-Injury

FOR HELP WITH EATING DISORDERS:

National Eating Disorders Association “non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.”
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

FINDINGbalance – Faith based help for eating and body image issues. – http://www.findingbalance.com

FOR HELP WITH ADDICTION:

HBO – “The Addiction website brings together many of America’s top addiction experts to demystify this much-misunderstood disease. – http://HBO.com/addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Meetings can be found in Australia, the UK and USA. Al-Anon/Alateen – “Offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.” – http://www.al-anon.org

Narcotics Anonymous an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide.” http://www.na.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression – http://www.ifred.org

Teen Advice/Support site – http://TeenHelp.org

The Jed Foundation “ULifeline is an online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well being.” – http://www.ulifeline.org

Information on: abuse, addiction, depression, eating disorders, mental health and trauma – http://www.helpguide.org

For more information on Specific Mental Illness’ visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness – http://www.nami.org

RECOMMENDED BOOKS REGARDING SOME OF THESE ISSUES

American Medical Association’s Essential Guide to Depression

Bloodletting (A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm & Survival) by Victoria Leatham

Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers by Karen Conterio, Wendy Lader and Jennifer Kingsonbloom

Cutting (Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation) by Steven Levenkron

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

The Last Addiction: Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find Lasting Freedom by Sharon A. Hersh

Purpose for the Pain by Renee Yohe

Recovering from Losses in Life by H. Norman Wright

An Unquiet Mind (A Memoir of Moods and Madness) by Kay Redfield Jamison

Outgrowing the Pain by Eliana Gil (I, personally, highly recommend this book)

TWLOHA is continually working to provide the most helpful and up to date resources available today. If there is a resource that you believe should be listed on this or TWLOHA’s website or at the very least should be used as a referral for individuals needing help, please email info@twloha.com.network

I’m adding more resources as I find them:

What Is Bipolar?

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/complete-index.shtml

http://www.psycheducation.org/

http://thebipolarspouse.com/2009/10/04/helping-the-normal-to-understand/

Dealing with Suicide

http://healthmad.com/mental-health/dealing-with-suicide/

Operation Save Lives

operationsavelives.org

Help For Gays and Lesbians Dealing with Depression, Isolation etc

Gay and Lesbian Suicide

Memorials to Matthew Sheppard and John French

Finding Religious Tolerance

The Trevor Project

Anti-Stigma Sites

Bring Change 2 Mind

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Stigma Busters

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  1. Steve says:

    Hey !! How are you ? Get in touch – say hi 🙂 xx

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