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There is always someone to talk to – Mental Health Helplines and Resources.

On the days where you feel like nothing is going right, when the sadness is creeping in and you just want someone to talk to, you really are not alone, Personally I don’t like making phone calls, so these Mental Health Helplines are mostly text or IM services and I seem to find it easier to express myself when I have some anonymity.

The purpose of this post is to talk about the Mental Health helplines and resources that I have found the most helpful (especially if you don’t like making phone calls), in the hopes that someone else will also find one of these useful and can feel a little less alone if you are struggling.

Samaritans

  • Call: 116 123
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org (response time 12-24hrs)
  • Text: 07725909090 (response time est. 30minutes)

IMALIVE.org

Instant Messaging service, Not always online but useful when available, uses the name of ‘Alex’ when replying.

Crisisline

  • Text: SHOUT to 85258 (Free: ignore the notification on Android Phones that mentions a fee, the response time is usually a few minutes.

Lifeline (Northern Ireland Specific)

  • Call: 0808 808 8000 (free)

These are mostly UK specific, but if you click this link https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mental_health_resources, you can search by country for other resources.

Be Good to Yourselves and if you haven’t seen my previous post, please check it out https://iamerin.co.uk/2019/06/24/it-feels-like-1-step-forward-2-steps-back/

Erin x

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