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
Tel No 0300 123 3393
Tel No 116 123
Tel No 0800 9177650
Info line 08000 50 20 20
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Tel No 0207 837 7324
Tel No 0300 304 7000
Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide
National self-help body for the Transgender community
Information Line 01582 412220
Tel No 0800 1111
Tel No 0808 2000 247
Beating eating disorders.
Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650
Tel No 0808 800 4444
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
Tel No 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project
Tel No 866-488-7386
Text No (Available Thurs and Fri 4-8 EST) 866-488-7386
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