MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
So many warriors who have gone through intense life challenges have created helpful online tools, organizations, text-hotlines, social networking groups and more.
We're thankful there are many resources to share
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
“Have you had suicidal thoughts? Problems that felt unsolvable? You are in excellent company – we’ve been there. Now Matters Now hacks suffering”
This site has a library of videos, and a fantastic list of international mental health resources.
Founded by LA Local, Brandie Carlos, Therapyforlatinx.com is an amazing resource for both online and real-world support. You can find therapists and events. Follow for updates on Instagram.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Free One-on-One Support: 7 Cups of Tea “Seven Cups of Tea offers support from peers, trained volunteers, and paid professionals.”
TheTribe “You’ll have access to a blog where you can share your story, speak your mind, inspire others, or just vent.”
Most Active Anxiety Forum: Daily Strength
“The anxiety forum is active every day and the site tells you how many members are currently online.”
SupportGroups.com “Unlike some sites that only allow you to join one group, SupportGroups.com encourages you to join as many groups as you like.”
The Steve Fund, dedicated to mental health & wellbeing of students of color
DREAM Team LA: dreamteamla.org
WOW: Self Help Graphics & Arts: www.selfhelpgraphics.com
The Community Coalition http://cocosouthla.org/
El Nido Family Centers: South West Family Resource Center http://elnidofamilycenters.org/
Latino Resource Organization www.latinoresource.org
USC’s La CASA Latinx Community Resources
Ideas on how to deal with feeling attacked.
A set of tips for dealing with all anger.
Great article on how to identify and ‘master’ feelings.
How to identify the core emotion that’s upsetting you
List your concerns or problems and assign the emotions, thoughts, and beliefs attached. If you’re unsure what those thoughts are, Robistow recommends a “So what does that mean?” exercise.
The “So what” exercise example:
Problem: Everyone expects me to rearrange my schedule to fit theirs.
Feelings or emotions: anger, resentment, hurt
|Ask:||Answer (to find your underlying belief):|
|So what?||So they think what they have going on is more important than what I have going on.|
|So what?||So that’s selfish of them to not even think about how this inconveniences me.|
|So what?||So if I want to see them or be part of the event, I just have to suck it up.|
|So what does that mean?||It means that if I don’t make the effort, I’ll never get to spend time with them…|
Possible conclusion: …which means that I’ll be all alone, and they’ll eventually forget about me. I’m afraid I’m forgettable, or they don’t care about me.
The meaning we uncover in the exercise might feel brutal. But that’s when the true work of CBT, or organizing your feelings, comes into play.
“Look for exceptions,” Robistow says. “Ask yourself, ‘Is that really true? Or can I find evidence that contradicts that belief?’”
In the example provided, the person might think of times when others have gone out of their way to see them or expressed having a blast after hanging out. They’ll know that the conclusion they arrived at is false.