There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.
– Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic
Grief doesn’t change you. It reveals you. I believe in therapy. If you’re depressed or experiencing chronic grief, please talk to someone. In addition to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1.800.273.TALK), there are so many resources available online as well. You can talk to a professional in the privacy and comfort of your home. Here are some of the most highly referred online services to consider:
Talkspace’s unlimited messaging and video conferencing makes it a convenient app for addressing a variety of needs.
Betterhelp allows a variety of ways to contact your therapist, including live chat sessions.
Provides the highest quality mental health content to consumers and increases the number of people experiencing the benefits of psychotherapy.
Regain specializes in couples therapy and they offer a variety of services to help address relationship issues.
Teens can chat, message, speak over the phone, or video conference with a therapist who has experience treating their age group.
Pride Counseling offers online therapy to individuals in the LGBTQ community, and their goal is to offer discreet, affordable, and accessible treatment.
Amwell offers access to a variety of mental health professionals at any time of day or night.
7 Cups of Tea
You can access free support from peers on 7 Cups of Tea or you can choose to pay to speak to a professional.
Doctor on Demand
Doctor on Demand provides access to a free assessment that can help you determine if you should talk to someone about anxiety or depression.
MDLive provides access to psychiatrists who can prescribe and manage psychiatric medications.
I originally shared these resources with the subscribers of my newsletter. If you’d like to be among the privileged to get content such as this, unreleased novel sneak peeks, writing resources and other goodies, subscribe here. Enjoy and, above all, be well.