Late twenties, white, identifying as sort-of-agender with occasional girly/boyish moments, they-pronouns, vegan, atheist witch (Yes. Shut up.), currently in Edinburgh, poor student at fancy university, linguist, ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bi/pansexual/romantic, poly.
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eHeadspace - web counselling, email, phone support. Australia based, for ages 12-25. Part of the Headspace service. Extremely reliable, and have been lifesavers in the past. Cover a range of issues, including mental health, friends and family, work and study. Open 1pm-1am EST. Not a crisis service, but they will make referrals.
Kids Help - web counselling, email, phone support. Australia based, for ages 5-25. Open 12pm-10pm EST. Covers just about any issue.
Lifeline - web counselling, phone support. Australia based, all ages. Open 8pm-4am EST. Focus on suicide prevention, covers a range of issues.
The Butterfly Foundation - web counselling, support groups, phone support. Australia based, all ages. Open 8am-9pm EST, 20 min limit. Focus on help for eating disorders.
7 Cups of Tea - web counselling, online therapy. International, all ages, and as far as I can tell, always open.
Teenhelp.org - mainly forum based, but also provides web counselling and email support. International. Non-professional advice. Typically for under 25’s. Covers a range of issues.
Crazyboards - forum based, all ages. International. Covers a range of mental health issues, very indepth, typically quick response.
1800Respect - primarily phone support, although suggests online counselling also available. Australian based. Provides 24/7 phone support for sexual assault/domestic/family violence.
Beyond Blue - email, phone, web counselling service. Australian based. Focus on depression and anxiety. Open 3pm to 12am. All ages. Also includes forum support.
r/suicidewatch - Reddit forum for help with those dealing with thoughts of suicide. May be triggering to some, may help to see others from all over the world sharing experiences. Also see r/depression, because nobody should be alone in the dark.
As someone who can’t currently afford a psychologist/psychiatrist, I thought I’d compile a list of free resources I know of to go to for support. (Please feel free to add any). Also, given I sometimes have trouble putting things into words/speaking on the phone, these are some options for online counselling - opening hours are specific to web services.
celebrate women over 50 because once we stop being useful to straight men’s desire as sex objects, we stop being useful to the broader culture as a whole and become invisible and disrespected. it’s up to us to engage with, respect, remember, valourize, speak about, learn from, and love women over 50…
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I wish you all the strength and a break in the near future.