We know that it’s a difficult time for our participants. We wanted to create a guide to help you with the feelings, emotions, and issues that may be coming up for you. It’s normal to feel a wide range of emotions and for these emotions to change on a daily, and maybe even hourly basis. Make sure take care of yourself, and take what you need.
This list of resources may not be all of the resources in your area, however, we know a lot of people are struggling and we want to provide information to help you find what you need.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Veteran's Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, dial 1 or text 838-255
Crisis Text Line Text 741-741
SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-787-3244
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
Breathe in for four
Hold breath for seven
Exhale for eight
Focus on the things you can control
Practice accepting or letting go of things you cannot control
Five things you can touch
Four things you can smell
Three things you can see
Two things you can taste
One thing you can hear
Acknowledge where you are
Make your bed
Change your clothes
Wash one dish
Open a window
Take a shower
Send one text message
What do they look like? What do they wear?
Accept that your inner critic is not you
Write down negative thoughts
Reflect on why these negative thoughts are not reality
What can you control right now?
What can you change right now?
Write one thing you’re thankful for and put it in a jar, take them out and read them when you need some happiness
Write a list of three things you’re thankful for in your journal each night
Write a gratitude letter and send it to a loved one
Can be real or imagined
What can you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell?
Leave a stuffed animal in your window for children in your neighborhood to find
Drop off a baked good to a neighbor’s doorstep
Write a card
Conversation with a loved one
Write a kind letter to yourself
Practice forgiving yourself