(´・ω・ ｀) Universal Internet Help Resource (UIHR) v0.0007 (◕ᴗ◕✿)
If your computer is being monitored by your abuser, you can click the ESCAPE button in the lower-right corner to erase this page from your browser's history. It will then send you to Google.
Also, you should probably be browsing this in Private mode. CTRL + Shift + P in Firefox; CTRL + Shift + N in Chrome. 'cause then nobody's gonna see your browsing history that way! c(◕ᴗ◕✿)
Anyway, welcome to the Universal Internet Help Resource! Put together by the Space Angels, this is supposed to function as a quick reference for people who need help.
Currently, the Help Resource is organized by what problem you're experiencing, so that you can quickly experience relief from that problem.
Last Updated: November 27, 2018
Last full link check: December 31st, 2016
Last full phone number check: December 31st, 2016
US: Veterans Crisis Line — # 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 | Send a text message
The Veterans Crisis Line provides a 24/7/365 confidential toll-free hotline, as well as online chat support, text support, and support for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Go to their website at the link above to find the link to chat ("chat online"), or send a text message to 838255 to start receiving help. All help is confidential.
US: Disaster Distress Helpline — # 1-800-985-5990 and Press 1 | Text "TalkWithUs" to this helpline | Español # oprima dos
The Disaster Distress Line, run by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) provides 24/7, 365 days a year crisis counseling and support to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to any disaster.
Spanish speakers may also text "Hablanos" to 66746, and there are other options that may change for other American territories, so please check the page for those.
Before I say anything else: Be careful using the following websites if you suspect your computer is being monitored by your abuser.
To quickly and easily find a domestic violence shelter near you, visit this site: DomesticShelters.org. They also provide hotlines and other resources near you.
If you're dealing with domestic abuse / violence, then this app may help. Called the ICE BlackBox Digital Witness, anything you record with this app is sent directly to law enforcement. You can use it to record your abuser, and the app will provide a permanent evidentiary record that cannot be deleted, as it's uploaded to the cloud. It is currently available for Android and iOS.
HotPeachPages — An amazing resource, this is an INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY of Domestic Violence Agencies. Has all the info you could ever need. For ease of use, I recommend using the Countries A-Z listing.
If you're a victim of abuse by a priest, contact the SNAP Network. I trust these people.
Substance / Alcohol Abuse
ADVISORY: When selecting a drug rehabilitation program, please go through SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Services Locator. Please, be wary of any commercial websites that claim to offer drug rehabilitation services.
I am adding this advisory due to being contacted by several groups that appear to be Narconon International. I cannot recommend, and would personally advise that you do not enter into a Narconon program. Learn more about Narconon here.
If you're suffering from any sort of mental issue or substance abuse, SAMHSA is where you should go.The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s job is to help you deal with whatever mental or drug-related issue you're currently suffering from.
SAMHSA provides several helplines and services that you can call: SAMHSA's National Helpline, phone number 1-800-662-HELP (4357), TTY: 1-800-487-4889, is the number you should call if you have a mental or drug issue you're suffering from: they will provide information and refer you to people who can help you.
SAMHSA also offers the Disaster Distress Helpline, a service that "provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters." You can "[c]all 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor."
SAMHSA also provides a way to locate physicians and treatment programs designed to help those who are addicted/dependent upon opiods, heroin, and prescription pain killers.
You may also try the links below, but I would recommend SAMHSA.
Recovery.org — provides helpline and state-by-state directory of addiction recovery centers, as well as a search to find treatment providers, detox centers and aftercare, and, private helplines!
Alcohol.org — provides helpline for overcoming addiction.
U.K.: Mermaids — # 0808 801 0400
If you're a non-binary, trans gender, gender variant, LGBTQA+ young person, this hotline is for you.
Provides a hotline, though not a 24/7 one. (Please check the link for hours!)
UK: Galop.org.uk: "The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline"— # 0800 999 5428
"Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence." Please check link for operating times.
Help for depressed men. How to beat it, how to cope, advice, support, everything. Includes how to help the depressed man in your life.
beyondblue - a support service for men experiencing depression and anxiety. Related to Man Therapy, below. Provides resources that may help men dealing with depression and anxiety. They also appear to host a forum.
Australia: mensline.org.au(Men's Line) - From the website's front page: "MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men". Provides both 24/7 telephone hotline (# 1300 78 99 78), as well as online counseling, video counseling, and an online forum.
Help for kids
Information for Runaway Kids
This used to be a huge problem, and, it apparently still is. According to the National Runaway Safeline, between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. If you've run away from home or you know someone who has and you're looking for help, call this number:
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929). They also have a forum.
Well, you can always contact me! I'm available at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter via open Direct Messages.
Please note: I may be awake at all hours of the day, but these are not the methods of contact you should be using if your problem is dire and urgent. That's what emergency services are for!