If you are in crisis, please do not attempt contacting the author or comment on the blog asking for help. The author is not a mental health professional and is unable to provide any kind of clinical or emergency services. If you are in crisis, follow your crisis plan, contact a hotline listed below, and/or contact 911 or the appropriate emergency services. The author will not respond to comments of this nature. You must reach out to someone who can help you and follow through on your crisis plan if you have one.


Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741 (U.S. only)

USA National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

  • 1-800-784-2433
  • 1-800-273-8255
  • chat

USA National Suicide Prevention Hotline for Deaf and Hearing Impaired:

  • Online chat – Click the Chat button below
  • Video relay Service – Dial 800-273-8255
  • TTY – Dial 800-799-4889
  • Voice/Caption Phone – Dial 800-273-8255

IMAlive Chat: Online Chat Hotline Option

211 U.S.A Nationwide: Service that connects people to help for a variety of issues, from suicide to housing to natural disasters

The Trevor Project: Hotline for LGBTQ+ youth in the United States

  • TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386
  • TrevorText: Text Start to 678678

If you have other resources you know of that the author can add to this page, please submit them in the contact form. This page will be updated as new information is acquired.