Mental Health Support Resources

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Mental Health Support Resources

Mental health can be a very hard topic to speak about but it is so very important. That is because you are important.
Communication can be a hugely critical thing. Reaching out to friends when you are struggling or if you see a friend who is struggling. We are all family and we are all in this together. You are not alone. You are surrounded by friends and loved ones, even if sometimes it doesn't feel like it. Together we can find ways to help each other continue on the fight.

The NDRP staff team are always open to talk (or send cat gifs) when you are struggling and need someone to talk to immediately. That said, please also seek out professional help, as they have the training to handle this sort of thing. We have come together to build this support resource page in the hopes that it will be helpful to you and those around you. Feel free to open a #Support ticket in the discord.


IMPORTANT LINKS

Below are some resources to assist in finding the help or support that you need.

https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/twitch-cares-mental-health-support-information?language=en_US
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Australia
https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/suicide-prevention

Canada
https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/guides-and-publications/looking-for-mental-health-services
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/topics/mental-health-wellness.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html

Europe
https://www.mhe-sme.org/library/youth-helplines/
https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/Europe/

United Kingdom
https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support
https://www.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nh...ervices/how-to-access-mental-health-services/
https://www.samaritans.org/
https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthyminds
https://www.thecalmzone.net/
https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

United States
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help
https://www.samhsa.gov/programs
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml



When you are struggling with your own mental health:

It can be extremely hard to reach out to people when you are hurting. Various things that go through your mind when you do try to reach out. Please remember that there are so many that care about you and want to sit and chat with you. Try to let someone know how you are feeling and that you are struggling. Let them know how they can help, be it just someone to chat with or someone to just play games with and be there for you.

YOU ARE IMPORTANT. YOU MATTER. It may be very hard to see right now. There are those that care deeply about you and want to help.

Below are some links to different help resources (Check above for more specific links on getting help)

https://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/wellbeing.htm
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/my-mental-health-do-i-need-help/index.shtml
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/recovery-possible
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2016/The-Impact-of-Music-Therapy-on-Mental-Health



When a friend or loved one is struggling with mental health:

It is very important to be able to listen to them about what they wish to discuss. Sometimes one of the most important things can just be having someone to listen to them and validate that their feelings matter. That they are important and that someone has the time for them. Be aware of what you say to them as certain things don't help as much as you would think.

They need you, they need your love and support. Ultimately though, this is their fight that they must work through. Don't try to fix them or blame them for how they feel. Ask them how you can help the best.

Also, the suicide prevention hotline isn't just for those struggling with those thoughts, but also for those concerned about someone else. You can describe your worries and then get advice on just how you can best be a support for that person.


Below are some good resources on some different conversation points and how you can be part of their support structure.

https://rogersbh.org/about-us/newsr...-what-not-say-someone-mental-health-condition
https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/menta...omeone-who-is-going-through-a-tough-time.html
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-comfort-someone-whos-sadcrying/
https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/helping-a-loved-one-cope-with-a-mental-illness
https://www.mind.org.uk/information...ealth-problem/helping-someone-else-seek-help/

Always remember, the hardest battles are the ones that we fight with our own minds. You don't have to fight alone. Reach out and find ways to get support where you need it the most.


The staff here at NDRP cherish each and every one of you and want the best for you. We are always willing to speak if you ever just need someone to speak with to help you get the resources that you need for getting professional help. Please be kind to each other and try and be that shred of light to anyone you see that needs it.

Sending so much love out to you in this time of need. YOU ARE LOVED.
 
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