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Where to Turn for Help
May 26, 2010 at 1:55 PM

We hope that you will find a supportive and helpful community here at CafeMom. But sometimes the support of your peers is not enough, and you need to speak to a caring person who is trained to help.

If you feel really badly and need someone to talk to immediately, please use these resources right away:

1. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This hotline is staffed by trained counselors and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2. Visit The Suicide Prevention Lifeline website for helpful information, links, and crisis center locations.

3. Another website you may find helpful: Metanoia.

4. For information and help regarding self-harm and self-injury, please visit SAFE Alternatives.

Our Member Resources page can point you toward organizations to help you with specific needs.

 

We hope you find the help you need, and we're glad you're a part of CafeMom.

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  • jazi1105
    May 28, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Here are some websites that I as well as members of my groups have found very useful:

    For parents who have lost a child/baby at any stage of pregnancy or after:
    http://www.babieswithwings.com/

    American Cancer Society:
    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

    Divorce Care:
    http://www.divorcecare.com/

    For Families with a deployed member:
    http://www.operationhomefront.net/

    For pregnant women on bedrest and/or with complications:
    http://www.sidelines.org/

    For families of people suffering with Bi-Polar Disorder:
    http://www.bpso.org/

    Support for people suffering from PTSD:
    http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/groups.html 

     

  • mouse1085
    June 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM

     I called a suicide prevention help line (i'm not sure which one), I really needed to talk to someone.  They sent the police over to my house. I understand they were trying to help but it really only hurt the situation.  The real reason I could never go through with it is because i love my family too much to put them through that.  It's not their fault I'm so depressed.  Anyway, I was wondering, if anyone knew a line I could call where I could just talk to someone, without too many strings attached.

    Thanks Michele

  • marisab
    by marisab
    June 8, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    nice info well pass it on

  • itsallabtthem84
    June 8, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    thank you For the great information

  • emarin77
    June 21, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    If you live in the Southwestern part of CT near or in Bridgeport, CT you can receive counseling at a discounted price or free with Medicaid or Medicare.  Any other insurance welcomed too.  Call 203-416-1318, ask for family services.

  • annaica
    by annaica
    October 18, 2010 at 11:13 PM

     "10 All Natural Ways to Stop Feeling Depressed"- http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-feeling-depressed/

  • KatieCat2003
    October 23, 2010 at 1:54 AM
    Good info on bipolar and depression post. Sorry my links always break, but here's the URL:
    http://m.cafemom.com/groups/read_topic.php?group_id=110579&topic_id=12547711
  • depressedmom65
    January 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM


    Quoting mouse1085:

     I called a suicide prevention help line (i'm not sure which one), I really needed to talk to someone.  They sent the police over to my house. I understand they were trying to help but it really only hurt the situation.  The real reason I could never go through with it is because i love my family too much to put them through that.  It's not their fault I'm so depressed.  Anyway, I was wondering, if anyone knew a line I could call where I could just talk to someone, without too many strings attached.

    Thanks Michele

    Talking about suicide is really scary for some people and I can understand why that person called the police.  She was trained to call the police.  I find that someone who talks about committing suicide is really asking for help. Those who commit suicide rarely talked about it before, they just did it.   If you have insurance, call the number on the back of your card. You need face to face counseling. After you have been evaluated, you will be given a number to call for talking but more likely for scheduling an appointment.  I called and spent the next  6 days in a mental hospital. I didn't need that. I needed someone to review my medications. I was being overdosed on Valium. This can be a scary world at times. Don't try to go it alone.

  • rhodaj
    by rhodaj
    rho
    January 31, 2011 at 8:01 PM

     Here is another great place and all services are free

    http://www.nami.org/

  • single_and_preg
    February 19, 2011 at 8:29 AM


    Quoting mouse1085:

     I called a suicide prevention help line (i'm not sure which one), I really needed to talk to someone.  They sent the police over to my house. I understand they were trying to help but it really only hurt the situation.  The real reason I could never go through with it is because i love my family too much to put them through that.  It's not their fault I'm so depressed.  Anyway, I was wondering, if anyone knew a line I could call where I could just talk to someone, without too many strings attached.

    Thanks Michele

    I know what you mean....I am always careful about what i say to my therapist, even though i know id never kill myself, but if i mention  anything about it, i know she will call the police.

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