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    Posted on Dec 24, 2014

    Here's How To Find Help If You're Struggling Over The Holidays

    Christmas and New Year can amplify feelings of loneliness. But support is there if you want it.

    If you're struggling, it can be difficult to talk about or know where to turn, particularly at this time of year. But there are people who understand.

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    If you're in the UK, here are some services that offer support:

    Samaritans: Call 116 123

    For someone to talk to, confidentially, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also visit their website.

    ChildLine: 0800 1111

    ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also visit their website.

    CALM: Call free on 0800 58 58 58

    Male-focused charity helping fight mental health stigma among men. You can call from 5pm to Midnight, 365 days a year, or visit their website.

    Carers: Call free on 0808 808 7777

    Support for those caring for loved ones who are older, disabled, or seriously ill. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, or you can visit their website.

    Anxiety UK: 08444 775 774

    Help for those who suffer from anxiety and related disorders. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, or you can visit their website.

    If you're in the US:

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    Crisis Call Center: Call 1 800 273 8255

    National support helpline available to everyone, confidentially, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386

    National organization providing support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Phone lines are open 24/7, or you can visit their website.

    If you're in Australia:

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    Lifeline: 13 11 14

    Lifeline is a 24/7 confidential support service. You can also use their online crisis support chat seven days a week, between 8pm and 4am AEST. They also have a service finder that will put you in touch with help and support in your area.

    Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4646

    Beyond Blue offer 24/7 phone support, and online chat support between 3pm and 12am AEST.

    Headspace: 1800 650 890

    Provides support and information for young people aged 12-25. Phone support is seven days a week between 9am and 1am AEST. You can access eHeadspace for online chat support,

    You can find a longer list of services in Australia here.

    If you know someone who might be struggling, call, text, or drop in for a visit. It will help more than you might know.

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