If you need to talk to someone:
“We know a lot about what can help you through tough times. We can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen… Most people who contact us are not suicidal. When you talk to us, we will give you an opportunity to talk about any thoughts or feelings you have, whatever they may be. Sometimes people need to cry or show how angry they are at life, or go over their thoughts and feelings several times to make sense of them, and that’s fine. We’re there for as long as you need us.”
Free phone anytime 24/7: 116 123
If you are looking for advice in the UK:
Mind is a UK charity that offers support and advice to those with mental health problems and to families of the same. They have a confidential infoline for support and advice. They also offer legal advice on the law regarding mental health for many situations. Mind also campaigns for better equality and understanding of mental health.
InfoLine – 0300 123 3393 9am-6pm Monday to Friday
Sane is another UK charity that specialises in Mental Health, in particular depression and schizophrenia. Again, it offers support and advice to those who need it and fundraises for research into treatments. It also campaigns for better public understanding and equality for those affected with poor mental health and can also help with legal advice for mental health related problems. Home of the Black Dog Tribe!
Helpline: 0300 304 7000
Well you can’t ignore the NHS can you, as in the UK this is where almost all of us will turn to for help with a mental health issue. If we want treatment it will normally be handled by the NHS. This page contains lots of useful information and further links.
B-eat is the UK’s eating disorder charity and provide information, research, campaign for awareness, support families and those who want help with their disorder. It is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association since 2007.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677 4pm-10pm Youthline: 0808 801 0711
This stands for To Write Love on Her Arms. This is an American campaign and non-profit organisation that deals with raising awareness and support for those worldwide who self -harm and/or are suicidal, as well as other mental health issues surrounding depression. Although the site doesn’t directly run a helpline, it is a community, and it does provide links to get help for people within each US state.