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Official Finding Help Through The Darkness

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Every year more and more people face the harsh reality of living with mental illness. Whether caused by a traumatic event, a medical condition, or even stressors in life that have pushed you too far, the struggle is all too real and often unseen. Studies have shown that 1 in 5 adults will experience a serious mental health condition in their lifetime, whether it be depression, anxiety, PTSD, or one of the many other mental health issues. The biggest challenge in dealing with these issues is the stigma that having these conditions makes you weak, I can promise you it doesn’t. As someone who has both dealt with and learned to handle mental illness, I can assure you there are constructive ways to manage it.

The signs of mental illness can often be hard to spot as many of the symptoms will affect people differently. Even after a medical diagnosis has been made, treatment can still be challenging as people are often embarrassed or unsure who to talk to regarding their condition. As I have said, having mental health issues does not make you weak. Asking for help takes far more strength than most people realize. Thankfully, there are many ways to get that help that weren’t around even a few years ago. Counseling, support groups, medications, and self-help plans are just a few of the options readily available to anyone seeking help.

If you take away nothing else from this post, remember this, you are not alone in this fight. There are always people ready and willing to help you through the darkness. If you need someone to talk to, you can always reach out to me or any of the staff members both here and on the Discord server. If you want to speak to someone about getting yourself a counselor or more professional medical help, I have included a few of the helplines below that you can call or text to get help.


SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-622-HELP (4357)

https://www.samhsa.gov/
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.


Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

https://www.crisistextline.org/
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.


National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial 988

https://988lifeline.org/
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.


Veterans Crisis Line
Dial 988, then press 1
Text 838255

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.
 
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I love this; thank you for putting this together. If you're struggling, you always have people to lean on; please don't forget. I and many others are here for you.
 
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