Call 911 for emergencies: suicide attempts, medical crises, fire, etc..
The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason
Counties (WA). 24 hour a day, 7 days a week free
telephone crisis intervention and information referral services.
Also they maintain an online community services list for Thurston
and Mason Counties.
Youth Help Line of South Sound:
(360) 586-27770 - answered by trained teen and adult
volunteers. Crisis intervention, information and referral to
community resources - community outreach. A project of The Crisis
Washington State 2-1-1 -
Call 211 for free and confidential information and
referral for help with food, housing, employment, health care,
counseling and more.
The Trevor Project Helpline1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) - USA national
free and confidential 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline
and crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, and persons
wanting information on how to help them in crisis.
The resources below are in addition to the many resources I
have on my personal website which can all be found starting herewith resources specific to health & support - physical and mental
health, sexuality, gender, and more here.
5 Ways to Prevent Activist Burnout - Two essays by Nina Jacinto
about the importance of self-care for activists who often feel that
there is always more work to be done, and prioritize struggles for
justice over their physical and emotional health. Published in Wiretap
Magazine in September 2009.
Part I and
The Activist Trauma Database
is based in Oxford, UK. ActivistTrauma.net is an excellent resource for
political activists who may be injured during or by their political activities
or may be struggling with mental health issues related to activism. The Activist Trauma Database
lists folks (mostly in the UK) who work with people overcoming traumatic
experiences mostly (but not exclusively) caused by political violence.
I'm very proud
to be listed in the databasehere.
"Trauma work is part of resistance. ...
Supporting people who have been traumatized should be a central part of
our activism, for without support and solidarity we can be easily
picked off. This is not exciting or glamorous, it's hard work. However
it can be rewarding, interesting and have very positive results. We may
sometimes feel powerless in the face of all their power but we CAN help
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma - based at
in Seattle - this is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and
health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma,
conflict and tragedy. The Center addresses the consequences of such
coverage for those working in journalism; advocates ethical and
thorough reporting of trauma; sensitive, professional treatment of
victims and survivors by journalists, and greater awareness by media
organizations of the impact of trauma coverage on both news
professionals and news consumers. They have tips and tools for working with disaster,
homicide, self-care, sexual violence, suicide, and veterans.
The Four Faces of Anger - by Mark
Gorkin, the Stress Doc, begins with:
the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the word ANGER?
Frustration? Yelling? Loss of Control? Violence? Maybe fear, silence or
avoidance? All reasonable responses...Or are they? A bit one-sided, for
my taste, that is, the "anger glass" appears "half empty." How about a
"half full" perspective: confrontation, energy, power and tenacity? Or
honesty and being real?"
- an association of counselors & therapists who believe people are
equipped to transform the obstacles to optimum health and happiness.
GoodTherapy.org promotes the movement toward more collaborative,
empowering, and non-pathological forms of psychotherapy by helping
people find therapists and counselors who believe "people are
proficient," capable of feeling peaceful and satisfied with life,
and can, with a bit of guidance, access their own wisdom and healing
potential to overcome the obstacles to health & happiness.
GoodTherapy.org provides a directory of therapists & counselors who
believe people are equipped to transform the obstacles to optimum
health and happiness. You can find a counselor and explore therapy
on their website. I'm listed in the GoodTherapy database
are Proficient: All people are born with the capacity to grow, heal,
and change. Far too often people are seen as deficient and lacking what
it takes to be healthy and happy. Our intention is to counter this
destructive trend by promoting the therapists who are on the front
lines of individual healing and social transformation. Let us open our
hearts to the pain and suffering all humans endure and let us help
those of us who're harboring too much of it, to release it, to heal,
and to reconnect with their truer Self."
Internet Mental Health - an
encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian
psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.
Mental Health Net
- dedicated to educating the
public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship
issues and concerns.
Psych Central - Dr. John Grohol's
website has mental health, support and psychology information and
Shrink Rap Radio - Are you interested in what makes people tick? Do
you want to know what psychology has to say on the social issues of the
day? This is the podcast for the amateur psychologist in everyone. "All the
psychology you need to know and just enough to make you dangerous." As a
long time psychologist/professor/therapist/workshop-leader, "Dr. Dave"
- aka David Van Nuys - brings more-or-less weekly interviews
with fascinating practitioners who work in and around the broad field
of psychology. David has another
interview podcast series on topics in Mental Health, Wellness and
Psychotherapy at mentalhelp.net called
Will I Go Crazy? - a
website Dr. Jean M. Bradt about Bipolar Disorder and
about beating the stigma of mental illness; with information for
friends, family members, caregivers; and mental health/allied