mental health is important —

Our content is not to be substituted for professional help. The blog posts, poetry, and memoirs that we publish both off and online are published to empower you, to aid in your journey, and to normalize talking about what most may find as “controversial.”

If you need mental health care, or to strengthen your support system, here are some resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255

  • National Suicide Prevention Chat: Click here.

  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center, state by state

  • Mental Health America

  • Mental Health America — 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text MHA to 741741, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

  • ACT Coach—helping you become more mindful of negative thoughts (app)

  • Better Help — therapists available online and by phone: Flat fee of $65 per week that includes all your messaging, chats, phone, and video sessions. Pay a monthly membership and never pay a per-session fee. Based on your financial status, you can apply for a discount of up to 50% to your cost.

  • TalkSpace—online help for the LGBT community

  • DrugRehab — free researched, fact-based resources around addiction, rehab & recovery, as well as transparent info about financing options for care