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 Safety

& Health

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to refuse participation in any meeting to those violating the code of conduct at the discretion of the host, project organizers, and/or moderators. 

Our participants' safety is our main priority. Our goal is maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for all members. If for any reason any participant feels uncomfortable or unsafe; we urge them to contact a moderator, organizer, or host immediately. During a meeting this can be done by privately messaging a moderator in a room or asking for help using the "ask for help" button located at the bottom menu in a Zoom call. This feedback form is another option and is to be filled out by any member who has any comments or concerns, but is encouraged to be done after a meeting - prioritize the previous options listed during a meeting. All situations will be reviewed thouroughly, but there is a no tolerance policy for violating the code of conduct. 

Mental Health Resources

Resources gathered by: Seren Lurie, Katelin Penner & Elizabeth Ouanemalay

General Mental Health

  • CAPS phone numbers: 860.685.3143 (acute distress) and 860.685.2910 (general contact)

  • NAMI Connecticut has free video support groups including some specifically for young adults

  • I’m thinking of starting a Zoom support group for those struggling with mental health issues during COVID-19. If you’re interested, sign up at this link

  • Turn2Me offers targeted support groups for folks struggling with a wide range of mental health issues

  • Woebot is an automated app that is able to conduct some level of therapy with folks! It’s also free

  • 7 Cups: Fairly large online mental health support community

 

Crisis Hotlines

  • Crisis Text Line: 741-741

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI open 10AM to 6PM (EST) Monday through Friday

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 open 24/7

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-237-TALK open 24/7

  • Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE or 1-800-TLC-TEEN open 6PM to 10PM (PST) for teen-to-teen peer counseling

  • Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000 open 24/7

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 open 24/7

  • SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357) (Addiction help)

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

  • Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE

  • National Eating Disorders Association Hotline: 800.931.2237

  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860, 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST, run by and for trans folk

Depression/Bipolar Disorder

PTSD & Trauma

 

  • NextSteps: Virtual Program to help folks process and heal from past trauma 

  • Victim Connect - Website offering resources for those who have experienced sexual trauma 

 

Self Harm 

  • Calm Harm App: free app for android and iOS with coping skills for managing self harm urges

Addiction

  • VetChange: Online program for vets concerned about their drinking habits 

  • SmartRecovery: App that is a non-12 step/AA style recovery program for those dealing with addiction (look up on the app store with your phone)

Anxiety

  • ECouch: Very old (lol), australian, free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program online for anxiety

  • Clear Fear - free app for android and iOS with resources for managing anxiety

Eating Disorders

  • Communities of Healing New York, a really great, free eating disorder support group in NYC is moving online due to COVID. If you're in the NY area (or not!) and want to join, email cohnewyork@theprojectheal.org

  • The Eating Disorder Foundation offers an online support group that you can sign up for using this link

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Online OCD forum (on facebook)

People Of Color

Personality Disorder

  • BPDWORLD: website with some resources and lots of information about Borderline Personality Disorder 

Queer Community 

Schizophrenia

  • Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America offers several call-in groups each week

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