It Gets Better, continued

From listener valkyriefire:


Okay, so besides coming across as a creepily cheerful fan upon occassion, I wanted to let you guys know I’ve been a crisis intervention/suicide prevention specialist for the last five years. I answer suicide and crisis hotlines, mostly on the graveyard shift, and I’m lucky that I have a kick-ass agency that attracts a lot of awesome volunteers and counseling/social work students to answer the crisis lines.

Here are a few go-to national crisis hotlines:
1-800-784-2433
1-800-273-8255
1-800-442-4673

They are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since they are national, they will be routed to the nearest crisis center taking calls, so it might not be in your town or state. However, it is a caring, listening ear that’s readily available.

Thanks for addressing the issue of bullying and doing it well.

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