There are moments in life when you have exhausted all available resources and coping strategies. It can feel like a dark hole that is hard to climb out of. The pain of not knowing how to get out can feel constricting, and even hopeless at times. This is a scary place to be, and it is important that you don’t go through these times alone.
When you need urgent support that cannot wait for your scheduled therapy appointment, there are people who are trained and ready to help. No matter what you are going through, whether that be anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, panic attacks, abusive relationships, self-harm, or anything else that you would define as a crisis, there is hope.
Mental Health Resources & Crisis Hotlines
This Los Angeles Times article gives a comprehensive mental health resource list that includes crisis hotlines for a variety of identities, therapy options, support groups, and general wellness resources in the Los Angeles/Orange County Area. It’s very comprehensive and we highly recommend keeping it for future use.
We also recently developed a YFI Free Resources page that can help you find national and local emergency and emotional support resources, as well as general well-being resources. At YFI, we believe that mental health services should be accessible to everyone. If at any point you or someone you love is struggling with thoughts about suicide, please reach out to 988, the national suicide prevention hotline.
Here is our Free Resource Page.
“Use these mental health resources to help yourself — or anyone else” – Published for the Los Angeles Times by Laura Newberry on Sept. 22, 2022. Read Article