This where I decided to put that information. Easy to find and hopefully easy to navigate through to find what you are looking for.
During the series for awareness week, I hosted a couple of fabulous guest bloggers, Diary of a Madwoman and Just the Messenger.
Just the Messenger writes about things that matter: " personal experiences, film & TV, the media, politics, relationships, psychology, liberty, life..." and does so in such a wonderfully written way :) She is a passionate person with a knack for writing and I encourage you to check out her writings.
It just so happens that Pauline Vetuna, from Just the Messenger., has a similar page for Australia that is still currently under construction, but quickly on it's way!!Diary of a Madwoman is a blog about life after losing someone to suicide. In particular, it is about her life as a (now) single mother of 3 and a widower and how she has dealt with her grief since she lost her husband to suicide. There are no words for how wonderfully she is doing and how terrific her blog is :) Check it out. Read it from beginning to end. Perhaps even before you look at the rest of this resource page...
You can find her Mental Wellness page here.
The resources I have listed here are for ANYONE who needs to use them. ANYONE and EVERYONE.
***Updates will be made to this page as needed. If a link is not working properly or a number listed is no longer in service, leave me a comment and I will attempt to fix the issue. As I find additional resources, I will post them on here as well.***
If you are someone who is currently experiencing suicidal thoughts/behaviors (for any reason), utilize these resources. If you happen to know someone who you think is experiencing these kinds of thoughts/behaviors, check out some of the resources. If you are experiencing the loss of someone to suicide and need someone to talk to or some advice, any of these can help you too.
You are not alone, there is someone who can help:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Press 2 for SPANISH
- 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) for hearing and speech impaired individuals seeking help
- Youth America Hotline
- 1-877-YOUTHLINE (986-8454)
- The Trevor Project
- 866-4UTREVOR (488-7386)
- "The Trevor Project is the leading nationalorganization providing crisis intervention and
suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth."
- Veterans Crisis Line
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255) PRESS 1
- TEXT 838255
- Confidential Online Veterans Chat
- Military OneSource
- Vet2Vet: Veterans Crisis Hotline
- 1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)
- Boys Town National Hotline
- S.A.F.E. Alternatives
- 800-DONTCUT (366-8288)
- National Graduate Student Crisis Line
- 1-800-GRADHLP (472-3457)
- Northwest Human Services: Crisis and Information Hotline
- 800-560-5535 (toll free)
- 503-588-5833 (TTY)
- I'm Alive: An Online Crisis Network
- Live Chat with Trained Individuals
- Teen 2 Teen Hotline
- 714-NEW-TEEN (639-8336)
- Call between 5pm and 9pm
- Crisis Chat: Online Emotional Support
- GLBT National Help Center
- 1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)
- 1-800-246-7743 (Youth Talkline)
- Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time
(Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time)
- Saturday from 9am to 2pm, pacific time
(Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time)
- State/Local Call Center numbers can be found here.
- Tillamook County Crisis Number:
- Tillamook Family Counseling Center: 503-842-8201
- American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
- International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
- Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL)
- Parents of Suicide Support Group (Online)
- The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
- Friends for Survival, Inc.
- Heartbeat: Grief Support Following Suicide
- Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
If you missed the awareness week posts you can take a moment to read them here:
- Part 1 of 8
- Part 2 of 8
- Part 3 of 8
- Part 4 of 8
- Part 5 of 8
- Part 6 of 8
- Part 7 of 8
- Part 8 of 8
- This post is mostly the same as this page, except the post has personal stories shared and a few pictures added :) Please check it out and at least read the stories, even if you skim the resources--since I am assuming you already looked them over while you were here ;)