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When we suffer, many of us tend to suffer alone, in silence. We are ashamed or afraid to speak out.

The fact is, sometimes we’re just not okay, and it’s okay to not be okay. And, yet, if there’s a key to opening that door, as uncomfortable as opening it might be, that key is speaking up, speaking out, and saying to yourself, “I’m not okay right now." 

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s always okay.

I hope within the resources listed here, you find something useful.

​If you have any ideas to add to this list, feel free to share them with me. I'm always interested! 

Non-Geospecific Local Resources 

  • Non-emergency number for your local emergency dispatch services

  • ​911

  • Your local emergency room

  • Your local urgent care or walk-in facility 

  • Your primary care physician

  • Your local shelter care or safe-haven

  • Your local behavioral health walk-in facility 





  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273 TALK (8255)

  • Veteran's Crisis Line: 1 800 273 TALK (8255) and then press "1" or send a text to 838255

  • Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741

  • Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1 800 662 HELP (4357)​



  • Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown

  • The Body Keeps the Score, by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk

  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, by Pete Walker

  • The 5 Love Languages, by Gary Chapman

  • Bonds that Make Us Free, by C. Terry Warner

  • Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

  • The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck

  • Driven to Distraction, by Edward Hallowell

  • Chosen by a Horse, by Susan Richards

  • Living with Depression, by Deborah Serani

  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne

  • Darkness Visible, by William Styron

  • The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer

  • Codependent No More, by Melody Beattie

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