Lesson 4 - Resources & Help


www.ruok.help/resources

When you are dealing with someone who is depressed or considering suicide, finding answers and help for them is so very important. The needhelp.mobi informational website is a mobile friendly website listing services and resources offered to the youth and young adults in Washtenaw County and can perhaps be a great help. Need a job?  Medical problems? Legal issues? Need housing? Dating violence? Victim of a crime? Pregnant? Need a warm meal? Check out this website! Perhaps it will help.

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No matter what problems your friend or family member is dealing with, Lifeline wants to help them find a reason to keep living. By calling (800) 273-8255 you'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.  If you think that they are in a crisis, please call the Lifeline. They will be able to help you get information about substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

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What happens when you text the Crisis Text Line? Crisis Text Line: First, you're in crisis. That doesn't just mean suicide: it's any painful emotion that's getting in your way, for which you need support. Next, you text them at 741741. Your opening message can say anything: "Hello," "Start," or a description of what you're feeling. The first responses are automated. They tell you that you're being connected with a Crisis Counselor, and invite you to share a bit more. When you've reached a Crisis Counselor, they'll introduce themselves, reflect on what you've said, and ask you to share at your own pace. You'll then text back and forth with the Crisis Counselor. You never have to share anything you don't want to. The Crisis Counselor will help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening. Their service is completely free, but messaging rates apply if you're NOT on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, or T-Mobile. About 90% of the time, it takes less than five minutes to connect you with a Crisis Counselor. It may take longer during busy times.

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The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. The Trevor Project operates three core program areas in order to provide life-saving and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ youth and to create safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Trevor Lifeline. Their trained counselors are there to help you 24/7. If you are a young person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline now at (866) 488-7386.

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Ozone House helps young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services. We serve young people and their families who are facing homelessness and home instability in Washtenaw County. Our crisis line is available 24/7 for supportive conversations and making connections to services both at Ozone and in the community. (734) 662-2222.

 

 

 
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