We talk about plenty of hard things here – and there’s always help in our hard.
Please ask for any help you need. You are worth it. ❤
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1.800.273.8255
NAMI 24 Hour Crisis Text Line – Text “NAMI” to 741741
Crisis Text Line – Text “Home” to 741741 (the same number as above)
Sexual Assault Hotline – 1.800.656.4673
Domestic Violence Hotline – 1.800.799.7233
Love is Respect – National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline – 1-866-331-9474
National Human Trafficking Hotline – 1.888.373.7888 Text: 233733
https://www.nami.org/Home – NAMI is an incredible mental health resource. They can put you in touch with help within your community for many issues you may facing.
NAMI Helpline for mental health resources (if you prefer to contact them by phone) – 800.950.6264
http://www.aa.org/ – Alcoholics Anonymous, a traditional 12 step program if you are struggling with alcohol addiction or abuse. If you search, you will also find online groups available.
https://na.org/ – Narcotics Anonymous, also a traditional 12 step program. As with AA, there are online groups as well.
https://al-anon.org/ – a great resource for family members of those suffering from addiction.
https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ – Celebrate Recovery, a faith based 12 step program for those struggling with substance addiction or abuse.
https://www.hipsobriety.com/ – This is Holly Whitaker’s old website – but it still has a ton of great information if you are struggling with alcohol or substance abuse.
There is a wonderful Recovery community of women on Instagram. Check out: #hipsobriety #soberliving #wearetheluckiest #teetotaler #soberaf #soberlife #boozefree
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/ – a thorough resource site.
Please do not hesitate to reach out.
Also, if you are in life-threatening crisis, please go directly to the nearest ER. They WILL help you regardless of insurance status or anything else. You are important and you are worth it.
Additional Resources Specific To Birmingham and Surrounding Areas:
- Crisis Center of Birmingham – Crisis Line – 205.323.7777 – Counselors available to assist with any personal issues from “suicidal thoughts to food insecurity to loneliness.” They are able to help find resources for housing and food as well as support groups and counseling. They will contact emergency services in life-threatening situations. https://crisiscenterbham.org/crisis-intervention-prevention/crisis-line/
- Legal Services of Alabama – 866-456-4995 – Provide legal aid to low income families and also mediation and education. https://legalservicesalabama.org/
- Safehouse – 205.669.7233 – Provides domestic and sexual violence response, prevention and intervention programs for those in need in Shelby, Coosa, Clay, and Chilton Counties. Trained advocates are available via the crisis line 24/7. Also help locate resources and provide legal services to victims of abuse. https://safehouse.org/
- Pathways – 205.322.6854 – Day Center located in Downtown Birmingham provides for the basic needs of any homeless woman or child who visits the center. This includes meals, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, hygiene products, and other items needed by those without housing. In addition to meeting basic needs, Pathways offers a computer lab, case management, life skills teaching, and other education as well. https://www.pathwayshome.org/