Getting Help

When you feel good, life just seems easier. However, feeling good doesn’t always come natural for everyone. Of course, everyone has a bad day so now and then. But struggling with more bad than good days could take a serious toll on your mental health.

Your mental health is a critical part of overall health and sometimes we need a little bit of help. And that is OK! It is OK to feel distressed. It is OK to ask for help. And it is OK to get help in order to feel better and become healthier.

There is always hope!

What to do?

In today’s world mental health problems are more common then you might think and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Your health should ALWAYS be your #1 priority.

If you are concerned that you are developing or coping with a (mental) health problem you should seek advice and support from your doctor as a matter of priority. They can and will be there for you on getting the right help you need.

I NEED URGENT HELP RIGHT NOW!

Are you in crisis or struggling and in need of urgent help right now? There are professionals that can help you through your darkest hour. It’s free and anonymous and they are available 24/7. They are there for you, even if you just need an ear to listen. To get you started on your journey towards recovery, I’ve listed a few places where you could find these professionals for help.

Remember, you are not alone!

(Sorted by country in alphabetical order)

 

Belgium

– National Emergency Number:

Call: 112

 

Suicide Prevention (Zelfmoordpreventie)

Call: 1813

Call or chat free & anonymous. (Bel of chat gratis & anoniem.)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

 

The Netherlands

– National Emergency Number: 112

 

Suicide Prevention (Zelfmoordpreventie)

Call: 0900-0113

Call or chat free & anonymous. (Bel of chat gratis & anoniem.)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

 

Fier 

Call: 088-20 80 000

Call or chat free & anonymous. (Bel of chat gratis & anoniem.)

Fier provides assistance to children, young people and adults who are, or have been, confronted by violence such as domestic violence, sexual violence, loverboys or honour violence. They offer counselling and treatment and if necessary a safe haven. They also help people who have gone through an experience which has left them traumatised.

 

The UK

– National Emergency Number: 999 (112 works here too)

 

Suicide Prevention

Call: 116-123

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

 

The USA

– National Emergency Number: 911

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Call: 1-800-SUICIDE  or 1-800-784-2433

Call: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of, because YOU CHOOSE to take care of yourself and there’s nothing more brave than that! Remember, you are not alone! There is always hope! Good luck on your journey towards a healthier you!

(If you know any more places/numbers/websites that should be listed on here, then please let me know.)


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