You Are Not Alone
If you are reading this, I am proud of you for showing up for yourself. This is a page full of resources to help educate you on mental health, how to handle certain situations, be there for others, and where to go to for help when necessary.
Remember that there is ZERO shame in utilizing these resources.
Connect With Trained Support
First of all- if you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
The crisis hotline is an incredible, free resource that provides you someone to text with and work through “hot” feelings and situations. Text “HOME” to 741741 to be connected to a real person.
If you or someone you know are is with thoughts of suicide, know you are not alone. The national suicide prevention lifeline is available 24/7. Call 1-800-273-8255, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
For LGBTQ Youth in need of support reach out to TrevorLifeline by calling 866-488-7386 or Text START to 678-678
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder contact the National Eating Disorder Association for support, resources, and information that can help. Call 1-800-931-2237 or visit their website for more options
To read a letter that offers some comfort during challenging moments click here
Education & Resources
For more information on how to ask for help, dealing with social media, school, friends, and family check out The National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Teen Guide
To find a therapist or psychiatrist near you visit psychologytoday.com
If you would like to do counseling online you can try out therapy through betterhelp.com
For information on common emotional health issues and to learn how to support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood visit the JED Foundation website
For guided journals that can aid in therapy, help with anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep habits and more visit therapynotebooks.com
For a library of resources, meditations, and guides on how to handle specific mental health and life challenges check out teenshealth.org
For LGBTQ+ Mental Health resources visit thetrevorproject.org
Care For Your Mental Health
- Get enough sleep
- Eat enough healthy food and stay hydrated
- Practice affirmations
- Be active
- Dance to your favorite music
- Go for a walk and connect with nature
- Spend time with animals
- Spend quality time with friends or loved ones who make you feel good
- Take a warm bath
- Engage in quality conversations where you are able to speak freely and ask for support
- Speak with a school counselor or a trained therapist
- Make a list of things that make you feel alive
- Vomit journal- write three pages of a “brain dump”. Get it all out on the paper. All the things you are thinking and feeling and then rip it all up and throw it away.
- Volunteer for a local non-profit or help a family member or neighbor
- Express gratitude (my favorite way is by sending a hand-written card. That is why I created Notes2Pass)
Send A Card to Spread Love!
I created a handmade greeting card line to spread love to strangers. If you know someone who could use a little extra love (literally everyone)- check out Notes2Pass.com