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A quick google for "self-harm prevention hotline" and "domestic abuse helpline" brought this return back. I'm positive that if you try a search yourself, you will find a multitude of resources staffed by trained crisis intervention professionals. Most services like this are free to use and promise confidential and anonymous counseling.
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*1-800-DON’T-CUT – More info on self-injury
*http://www.selfinjury.com – Referrals for therapists and tips for how to stop.
*1-800-273-TALK – A 24-hour crisis hotline if you’re about to self-harm or are in an emergency situation.
*To Write Love On Her Arms (http://www.TWLOHA.com) - A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
*1-800-SUICIDE – Hotline for people contemplating suicide.
*1-800-334-HELP – Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour national crisis line.
National Domestic Abuse Hotline
*1-877-332-7333 – Real Help For Teens’ help line.
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General Overview of Antenatal Depression
Types of Depression (Antenatal and Postnatal)
Depression and Medication during Pregnancy and Nursing
Sometimes I find it more suitable for me to vent online. Either because its late or I don't feel comfortable enough to talk to a friend or family member.
In that post/vent I had ranted about my obsessive feelings/thoughts about my ex girlfriend.
I know I have a problem about my inner thoughts but I really don't talk to this ex much or bother her. Although we see one another once a week.
The girl who commented preached to me about how I
should get help before I (hurt her) or myself.
Then she said that my ex can sense my obsessiveness and has right to be scared of me or uncomfortable at the least.
I was bewildered at her ignorance.
I wanted to educate you girls about mental health and being obsessive.
Obsessiveness rarely causes you to rage out and hurt someone or stalk.
You hear about how people are obsessive then stalk and rape someone, but in all honesty that rarely happens.
What this girl didn't seem to realize is that I have something chemically wrong/ different going on with me, but that doesn't mean I'm going to kill myself and then turn into a zombie and kill my ex gf.
I didn't know she knew how to tell the future oh my gosh.
Bit of background, I've just finished my 2nd year of uni (I've got one left) my boyfriend works 4 days a week & we both live at home. Unplanned pregnancy, contraception failed.
She didn't take the news too well (as expected) but now I don't know what to do, she kept talking about abortion and when I said no she said she needed time to think. I understand why she's disappointed, my dad walked out on us and she's had it really tough for the last 10 years. But I dont know what to do now? Act like I've said nothing, keep my distance. This will be her first grandchild and everyone said she'll come round but what do I do in the mean time?
Just looking for a bit of advice...