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17 Resources For Anyone Who Isn't OK Right Now

Because a lot of people are hurting.

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The news of Donald Trump's presidency has left a lot of people stressed, depressed, anxious, angry, confused, helpless, overwhelmed, or ALL OF THE ABOVE.

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So, here are some resources to help you look after your mental health. Some of them are to help you find help — like therapists, support groups, peer support, or even just a place to feel safe — while others are tools to help you manage some of what you might be feeling. It's not an exhaustive list, but hopefully if you're not doing well, there might be something on here to offer a bit of support and comfort.

You're not alone.

2. The Trevor Project, home to various support resources for LGBTQ young people.

The Trevor Project

Also check out TrevorSpace, a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people between ages 13 and 24.

3. Crisis Text Line, a texting-based crisis resource that pairs you with a live, trained crisis counselor to text with.

Crisis Text Line

Use it by texting START to 741-741. They also currently have tips for your election-related confusion, fear, and depression up on their website.

4. Call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) if you need to talk to someone immediately.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline is available even if you’re not an immediate suicide risk. Sometimes you just need to talk to somebody, and crisis prevention resources will connect you with trained counselors for free. No crisis is too small. A list of international suicide hotlines can be found here, in case you're not in the US.

5. The US Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860), a crisis hotline for the transgender community.

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It's staffed by trans volunteers who are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the community might have.

6. The Quiet Place Project, an online space with various exercises to help you relax and get away from it all for a bit.

The Quiet Place Project

Try this one for when you need some quiet, this one to help unburden yourself from bad thoughts, this one to vent anonymously without judgment, this one for when you feel alone, and this, for when you really need to hear that things will be OK.

9. MindShift, a free app for helping you develop skills to deal with anxiety, stress, and panic.

11. PTSD Coach, a free app to help you manage symptoms if this election has triggered past trauma.

15. Dial 211 to connect with a resource and information helpline in your community that can refer you to things like support groups, homeless shelters, low-cost therapy, and other forms of support you might need.

16. PsyberGuide, to find the best software and apps for managing mental health.

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You can search by what you're dealing with or by type of treatment you'd like to use and see expert reviews and ratings.

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