Helpful Websites, Articles, and Other Resources

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:

http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/about-self-injury.html

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)

LifeLine:   1-800-273-8255

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.

http://www.acesconnection.com/g/philadelphia-aces-connection/blog/philadelphia-symposium-addresses-traumatized-youth-montgomerynews-com

http://www.acesconnection.com/g/philadelphia-aces-connection/blog/what-happened-vs-what-s-wrong-recognizing-how-trauma-impacts-us-all-perspective-philly-com

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.

http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/perch/resources/distraction-techniques-pm-6.pdf

**Updated Article from August 6, 2018**  (A MUST read)

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/06/hospital-admissions-for-teenage-girls-who-self-harm-nearly-double

http://youtimecoach.com/kids-with-anxiety/      (*Ebook)

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 

@TaraKfoury 

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.

@RIVEREducationalConsulting

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.

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org

It is noted that Mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, often accompany an addiction. When co-occurring disorders are present, the individual has a dual diagnosis. Head to this page to find critical resources that can help you or someone you know who may have a dual diagnoses.

https://www.addictioncenter.com/Addiction/Dual-Diagnosis

Confidential callers are available to chat with you 24/7 at (855) 706-9275

Continual flow of articles written about addressing mental health, the latest in health care benefits, as well as identifying mental health conditions & symptoms early.

https://themighty.com

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.

@MindShiftKQED 

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

@TWLOHA

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

@StopSelfHarm

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

@SayNotoSelfHarm

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

@teamnotashamed

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.