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SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST *UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
In the meantime, you may want to visit the National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse at: http://www.mhselfhelp.org/
LOCAL SUPPORT / DROP-IN CENTERS
There are a number of online support groups, chat sites, forums, bulletin boards, listservs, social media sites and other resources available.
- Unsuicide Wiki: This site features a long list of resources. Visit http://unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help#.WFWdVFx8GVs
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Chat: This site is for connecting with a trained counselor. You will be asked for your zip code and asked to agree to their terms and conditions before chat begins. Visit http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx
- IMALIVE Crisis Chat: The hours are random, limited to volunteer availability. You can go to this page https://www.imalive.org/chat.php and click on the icon to start a chat, then you will be asked to fill out a form and agree to their terms and conditions before chat begins.
- Project Toe: There is an APP you can download for IPHONE or ANDROID at http://www.projecttoe.com/ featuring chat, support group, forum, and more.
- 7 Cups of Tea: This site is for connecting with a listener or a therapist but is not for people in crisis and asks you to verify you are over 18, not abusing anyone, not suicidal and not having a mental health crisis. Browse trained listener profiles at https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/
- MyDepressionTeam: This site helps people with depression connect with others on their social media platform. Visit https://www.mydepressionteam.com/. You can learn more about the platform, myHealthTeams, which has been adopted for multiple chronic health conditions in addition to depression.
- National Domestic Violence Chat: Available 5am-12am PST. You will be asked to answer a few questions such as gender and age, before chat begins. Visit http://www.thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat/
Telephone accessible support resources exist. Depending on your phone service, there may be charges for data use or text messaging, minutes usage, etc.
- David Romprey Warmline in Oregon: 1-800-698-2392 recently hours were posted as 9am-11pm every day. You can call to talk to a trained peer support responder. If nobody is available, you can leave a message for someone to call you back.
- YouthLine: 1-877-968-8491 open 24 hours per day. Teens respond Monday through Friday, 4pm to 10pm with Teen to Teen crisis help. Other hours, you can talk to a trained, supported volunteer. You can also text teen2teen to 839863
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (the last 4 digits spell TALK) open 24 hours per day. You can call and talk to a trained, supported volunteer. For TTY: 1-800-799-4889 (the last 4 digits spell 4TTY). En español: 1-888-628-9454. Veterans and their families can text Hello to 838255.
- Friends for Survival: 1-916-392-0664. National support for survivors of suicide.
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 open 24 hours per day. You can call and talk to someone for support. This is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people (LGBTQ).
- Crisis Text: You can text Hello to 741741
- National Hopeline Network: 1-800-442-4673 (the last 4 digits spell HOPE)
- National Domestic Violence Safety Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (the last 4 digits spell SAFE) open 24 hours per day. You can call and talk to a trained, supported volunteer. They also have a website with live chat and ask a few questions before you begin. For TTY: 1-800-787-3224.
- Local County-Based Crisis Hotlines in Oregon: Visit this web page and lookup the hotline number for the Oregon county you live in. See: https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/SafeLiving/SuicidePrevention/Pages/cntymap.aspx
- Samaritans: This resource is for people to connect by email. Email is generally not secure therefore not confidential so use with caution. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are just a few resources among many. Best wishes in your journey.