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.