If you, or anyone you know, may be considering suicide, Please visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
or call: 1-800-273-8255
You are not alone. There are plenty who can help.
If you, or anyone you know if suffering from non-suicidal self-injury (cutting, burning, bruising, anorexia, bulimia, addiction), please check out the following resource:
Hotlines for America:
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Self-injury Foundation’s National Crisis Line: 1-800-334-HELP
Real Help for Teens Help Line: 1-877-332-7333
National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK
Interesting Articles to educate yourself on Trauma, NSSI, and other Co-Occurring Disorders
The first two articles are an interesting read for all – those who experienced trauma, who have children/siblings/friends who experienced trauma, and for all adults working in a variety of employment positions.
This article is written for those who currently self-harm, or are recovering from NSSI. It describes various ways to distract yourself from self-harming and how to seek alternative coping strategies.
**Updated Article from August 6, 2018** (A MUST read)
This ebook provides parents/educators/community leaders/workforce leaders with natural strategies to help manage anxiety, influence & channel anxiety for healthier and more effective outcomes.
Other Twitter & Facebook Online Supports
Located on Twitter, Dr. Kfoury shares the latest information regarding safe school environments, bullying intervention & prevention, mental health awareness globally, and improvements & breakthroughs in mental health medication protocols. Her feed also addresses ways to identify adolescents & young adults who self-harm, act with suicidal ideation, and abuse substances. It is a resource of knowledge in how to address abnormal & disruptive behaviors, and provides deescalation techniques applicable to life in schools & in the workplace.
Available on Facebook, this webpage provides up to date advice, articles, and insights into the Mental Health and Educational fields. It attempts to breakdown the neuroscience behind the development, activation, and the genetics behind the apparition of mental illnesses in humans. Additionally, it provides many resources for further readings on topics like bullying, self-harm, suicide, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses. It provides tips & suggestions in addressing self-harm, suicide, bullying, substance abuse, and other maladaptive behaviors that can affect global youth today.
Continual flow of articles written about addressing mental health, the latest in health care benefits, as well as identifying mental health conditions & symptoms early.
This ongoing collection of articles, stories, and visuals provides essential information regarding a wide array of mental illness that address self-harm, suicide ideation, bullying, cyber safety, and other conditions that render us in need of a community of support.
This Twitter feed explores the future of learning in contemporary global society. It covers cultural and technical trends and innovations in education for today’s schools and for their future. It can also be found at: https://mindshift.kqued.org
This twitter handle is sponsored by the non-profit organization called To Write Love On Her Arm. They are dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. This organization can also be reached https://twolha.com
This is a non-profit twitter feed designed to provide inspirational posts and information on self-harm. Another link to this organization is stopselfharm.info
This twitter feed helps self-harmers recover and promote awareness to the public about self-harm, its symptoms that can trigger self-harm, and awareness of treatment plans. It can also be found at saynotoselfharm.wordpress.com
This twitter feed provides essential information about mental health conditions. It provides a forum of professionals & non-professionals discussing contemporary concerns of mental health, addressing mental health, and bringing awareness to mental health stigmas & conditions not being widely addressed in today’s society.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Facebook Group
Found at: https://www.facebook.com/suicidepreventionawareness this group provides inspirational quotes, realistic feelings of depression and hopelessness, and space for chatting between participants.