Tuesday, 22 December 2015

You Are Not Alone This Christmas

I can't believe it's only a few days until Christmas, as always I'm very unprepared but looking forward to seeing my family and having a few days rest.

I know that Christmas isn't easy for everyone, in fact it can be incredibly hard. I know what depression and mental illness are like, and somehow it seems escalated over the holidays. But please, don't suffer in silence, please above all else remember that you are not alone in this. If you can, reach out to a friend or a loved one, but if that's not possible there are so many people who are there to talk to.

Today I wanted to share some important numbers and websites that might help someone this festive period.

UK Numbers/ Sites

Website www.mind.org.uk
Tel No 0300 123 3393

Website www.samaritans.org
Tel No 116 123

Alcoholics Anonymous
Website www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Tel No 0800 9177650

Website www.stonewall.org.uk
Info line 08000 50 20 20

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Tel No 0207 837 7324

Website www.sane.org.uk
Tel No 0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide

Website www.papyrus-uk.org

National self-help body for the Transgender community
Beaumont Society
Website http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk
Information Line 01582 412220

Website www.childline.org.uk
Tel No 0800 1111

Depression Alliance
Website www.depressionalliance.org

Website www.refuge.org.uk
Tel No 0808 2000 247

Beating eating disorders.
Website https://www.b-eat.co.uk
Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650

Website www.shelter.org.uk
Tel No 0808 800 4444

NHS Direct

No Panic
Website http://www.nopanic.org.uk
Tel No 0844 967 4848
Youth helpline 01753 840393

The above are UK numbers, below are a few for my friends elsewhere that I will add as I get them. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Website http://www.afsp.org/
Tel No 1-800-273-8255
Website http://www.imalive.org/ 

The Trevor Project
Website http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Tel No 866-488-7386
Text No (Available Thurs and Fri 4-8 EST) 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline
Website http://www.translifeline.org/
US Tel No 877 565 8860
Canada Tel No 877 330 6366

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful Christmas

Thank you to Big Fashionista for sharing this every year

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