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.
- Call: 116 123
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (response time 12-24hrs)
- Text: 07725909090 (response time est. 30minutes)
Instant Messaging service, Not always online but useful when available, uses the name of ‘Alex’ when replying.
- 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/