18 May 2019

Mental Health Resources

This week (13th to the 19th of May) is mental health awareness week. I've put together this list of resources for various mental illnesses and situations where you might need extra support. These resources aren't just useful for those going through it, they're also useful if you want to know how to support a loved one.


Please remember:
  • You are not alone.
  • You are enough.
  • Recovery isn't linear.
  • Things will get easier over time.
  • It's okay to ask for help.
  • You will have good days and bad days.
  • Don’t be ashamed of your emotions, for the good or bad ones. 
  • It's okay to take medication.
  • Just because your past is dark, doesn't mean your future isn't bright.


Abuse:







Anxiety:


Borderline personality disorder:













OCD:

  • How to support someone with OCD 1 2


Schizophrenia:



Self harm:











Support:

Websites- 

Helplines (UK)- 
  •  Alcoholics Anonymous: 0845 769 7555 (Alcohol addiction)- 24 hour helpline
  •  Anxiety UK: 03444 775 774 (Anxiety)
  •  Beat: 0808 801 0677 {adults} or 0808 801 0711 {under 18s} (Eating disorders)
  •  CALM: 0800 58 58 58 (Male suicide)
  •  Cruse Bereavement Care: 0844 477 9400 (Bereavement)
  •  Mind: 0300 123 3393 Text 86463 (General mental health)
  •  Narcotics Anonymous: 0300 999 1212 (Drug addiction)
  •  National Gambling Helpline: 0808 8020 133 (Gambling addiction)
  •  OCD UK: 0845 120 3778 (OCD)
  •  Papyrus: 0800 068 4141 (Suicide)
  •  Refuge: 0808 2000 247 (Domestic violence)- 24 hour helpline
  •  Samaritans: 116 123 (General support)- 24 hour helpline
  •  Victim Support: 0808 168 9111 (Affected by crime and/or traumatic event/s)- 24 hour helpline

Helplines (outside of the UK)-
  •  Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 (Canada)
  • IMAlive: 1-800-784-2433 (US)
  • Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 (Australia) or
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (US)
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357 (US)
  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (US)

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