Good mental health is a building block for well-being. Don’t be afraid to let your friends, family, or teachers know what you need when they ask; they want to help. Please reach out when you are need of support.
UU Trauma Response Ministry has online resources for working with kids during traumatic events. You can reach them directly at a toll free emergency number 1-888-760-3332.
How to get support for mental health, while you’re at home:
If you have health insurance
Check your policy to see what’s covered — Your insurance company can give you a list of providers who take your plan.
If you don’t have health insurance
Look into Open Path Collective, where therapists offer sessions for between $30 and $60. That’s a pretty typical copay for insured patients.
Visit this link to find Guided Imagery meditations to do with kids.
If you have Medicare
If you’re into texting
If you’re looking for a support group
They’re moving online right now. One of the more well-known ones is Alcoholics Anonymous. They’ve been using Zoom, Google Hangout[s] and conference calls to keep their members coming to meetings. You can also look for support groups in your area here.
If you need to talk to someone ASAP
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Our Hotline: 1-877-565-8860
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. Text START to 678678 or call 1-866-488-7386