Everyone needs a little help from time to time. Sometimes, help is best in the form of objective professionals trained to guide you through rough terrain. Sometimes, the people most empathetic are the ones who aren’t so close to the situation or so close to you. In a safe space, where you and what you’re going through are the only and utmost priority, you can speak and be heard, open and be held, share and be seen. You can find healing. You can learn skills. You can see hope.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 and make sure you stay safe. Otherwise, I hope the following resources are helpful to you in your (or someone else’s) journey to wellness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8355 (available 24/7)
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
Rapeis (site for national and state crisis numbers)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Psychology Today (Find a therapist)
How to choose a therapist from Psychology Today and the American Psychological Association (APA)