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The hot topic among the staff this month has been our obligations to the users in regard to mental health. In the past we have been quick to identify possible situations where people may need help and it has been status quo to give them a few chances to right their ships and if they are still a problem and being a distraction to the plight they are removed from the fray. We have felt we are always acting in the best interest of the user base, but we never made much of an attempt to try to help these people as individuals and to be honest we just don't feel right about it almost like we let them down.

 

So if you suffer from any types of mental health such as (but not limited to); Anxiety, Bipolar, Mental/Physical Abuse, Dementia, Depression.

 

We are here to help in any way we can. The following are 24/7 Free Crisis Hotline Numbers if you know of other methods to obtain help please post below.

 

  • Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responderswith the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

 

  • Poison Control Centers - 1-800-222-1222

Poison centers are staffed by pharmacists, physicians, nurses and poison information providers who are toxicology specialists.

 

  • Drug Abuse Hotline - 1-877-586-4197

Drug addiction is a serious illness that affects people from all walks of life. Fortunately, help is available. Drug abuse hotlines are an excellent resource for many with questions about addiction and potential treatment.

More than 2.3 million individuals sought treatment for drug or alcohol addiction at a speciality treatment facility in 2016.1 Those living with addiction can recover and remain sober.

 

  • Alcohol Hotline - 1-844-244-3171

Alcohol hotlines and addiction helplines exist specifically to provide free help for alcohol addiction. While different organizations have different overall goals, the primary goal for each is to offer the help the caller is seeking. The focus of our 24-hour alcohol hotline is to better understand the specific situation you are faced with. We offer treatment programs such as detoxification and rehabilitation, but to suggest any course of action, the first step is understanding.

 

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

The staff at NAMI are well-trained to answer questions on a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety. Available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, this organization provides free information and referrals to treatment programs, support groups, and educational programs. NAMI also offers help for family members, information about jobs programs, and connections to legal representation in your area.

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If severe anxiety is causing you to experience suicidal thoughts, don’t hesitate to call this free, 24-hour crisis intervention hotline. Counselors can help you ease your anxiety and get to the clear headspace you need to seek help. There are separate hotline numbers for Spanish speakers: 1-888-628-9454; the hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889; and veterans: 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with a crisis volunteer live on their website.

 

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you’re not in danger of harming yourself or others, but are ready to seek medical care for your anxiety, SAMHSA’s treatment locator service can help you find a mental health facility near your that specializes in anxiety. The service is available in both English and Spanish 24 hours a day and can also point you to support groups, substance abuse treatment programs, and community-based organizations.

 

  • Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000

Anxiety in teenagers is becoming more common as they face the mounting pressures of schoolwork, college preparation, first jobs, social activities, and becoming an adult, on top of any issues they may face with their families at home. Both children and parents can call this hotline 24/7 for free crisis intervention services, plus information and referrals to valuable mental health resources. Email, text, and online chat-based services are also available.

 

  • Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336)

Another valuable resource for young adults facing anxiety, Teen Line offers teen-to-teen counseling services available between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. PST. Callers can talk to one of their peers about what they’re going through and learn strategies that have helped other young people just like them. The service is also available by texting “TEEN” to 839863, as well as via email and message boards.

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Thanks for this.  I'm a veteran of the Vietnam War, and have had some problems, in the past 50 years.  The wife states that sometimes, I call out for "Smitty", in my sleep.  He was my spotter from 1968 to May 8, 1969, when he was killed by artillery fire.  Great guy, always a smile, I looked forward to having a lifelong friendship with him.  But this is far from being a crisis, with me.

 

I have a nephew who fought as part of the 10th Mountain Division, in the savage Korengal Valley fighting, in Afghanistan.  He finally got some help, and for the first time since he came back, I saw him in shoes, instead of his boots, just recently.

 

Thanks for this, Fixer!  😁

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Thanks fixer, I'm ok and no danger to myself or anyone else unless someone threatens me, my family or my home and country. I have been on a spiritual path for over 20 years and I am grateful for who I am and where I am at and in fact I worked the last few years when I was in northern California as a violence intervention facilitator working with probation and parol as well as  court referred cases for the County of Marin I lived and loved my work and the change it made, unfortunately the tiny level of anxiety is pemanent insofar as meditation helps but doesn't cure anything and I have tried prescribed psychtropic antianxiety meds and that stuff is worse so I smoke weed, responsibly, Indica to be precise more CBD. no med card and I'm not helpless,lazy or whacked out and I don't drink or do anything other than asprine and that's rare. Thank you for the references but I love my life as it is and that is why I'm here. I will always be peaceful until someone threatens me, my family or my country. 

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