Emergency Resources

We are not therapists or trained counselors. We know some and have gotten help from some, and we have had relationships, some better than others. We don’t pretend to be experts and sincerely hope that you don’t pretend listening to us hash out your problems is a substitute for advice from a qualified professional. If you’re in some deep shit and want to write us about it, please do! We aren’t shy and you shouldn’t be either, assuming you aren’t putting yourself or others at any personal risk in talking to us. However, we implore you to also check out some of these resources if you’re in the US and need additional help:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255

Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, or text ANSWER to 839863

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-4673

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-4357

The Trevor Helpline (for LGBTQ listeners): 1-866-488-7386

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929

PPD Moms (for mothers dealing with post-partum depression): 1-800-773-6667

Crisis Text Line (text-only for those uncomfortable or unable to speak on the phone): Text HOME to 741741

You can find additional online and phone-based resources (including some international ones) broken down by category here.

We love you. Please take care of yourself.