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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 187,600+ monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support, and wellness activities!  Plus 50+ warmlines, helplines, chatlines, and hotlines.  Plus workshops, webinars, job postings, resources, observances, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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At the top, the 24/7/365 SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next, Bundled “All Day” Events

Some organizations (like 12 step recovery programs, AA, NA, AlAnon, etc.) have so many events happening throughout the day that they need to be in a bundled listing to spare endless scrolling.  Often there is a link to look up events by zip code and other criteria.

Lastly, Time-Specific Events

So you can see what’s happening in the next hours, time specific events are tagged and listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  There can be events and warmlines operating in different time zones, though we try to list all in Oregon’s Pacific Time Zone.

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Jun
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2024
0 – Hotline – DH – DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends
Jun 14 all-day
0 - Hotline - DH - DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) - 24/7 - Weekdays and Weekends

Deaf & HoH Accessible Crisis Line

Video Phone with ASL

Available 24/7/365

Call VP (321) 800-3323

Crisis Resources and Deaf-Accessible Hotlines

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) offers several resources and strategies to locate deaf-accessible crisis services, community resources and hotlines:

Link: https://www.nccsdclearinghouse.org/crisis-resources.html

 

You matter.  You are not alone.  Meaningful social connections can make a huge difference.  You deserve support.

If you know or find additional resources, please share.  If you have feedback, please share.

Email us at: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

“when the world comes crashing at
your feet
it’s okay to let others
help pick up the pieces
if we’re present to take part in your
happiness
when your circumstances are great
we are more than capable
of sharing your pain”

― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

00 – Hotline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ text/chat
Jun 14 all-day

CHATLINE

FREE Text Messaging to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Depression / Crisis, etc.

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

An alternative way to connect is through Facebook Messenger at this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/204427966369963/?messaging_source=source%3Apages%3Amessage_shortlink

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

Connecting with someone who cares and listens can make a difference and can help us get through our most difficult moments.

Whether it’s friends, family, or community – Everyone needs Somebody to lean on!

NOTE: Wait time can vary.  Usually a response comes pretty quickly in under 5 minutes.  Sometimes the wait can be 5 to 15 minutes or longer if there is a disaster or other reason.

 

Who are the Crisis Counselors? They are trained volunteers who—with the support of full-time Crisis Text Line staff—use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis.

Crisis doesn’t just mean suicide; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support. 

This service is for short term needs and is not a substitute for a friend or professional therapist.

For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions at this link: https://www.crisistextline.org/about-us/faq/ 

crisis text line banner

01 – Helpline – GR – Grad Resources – The National Grad Crisis Line – (877)-472-3457 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Phone
Jun 14 all-day

 

 

 

 

The National Grad Crisis Line

1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457)

The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.

All counselors have completed training to understand the unique issues faced by graduate students. In addition to listening to and empathizing with a caller’s concerns, counselors assess the caller’s lethality risk, counsel, and offer various local support services and mental health resources for follow-up.

1.877.GRAD.HLP

https://gradresources.org/

Who We Are

Since 1990, Grad Resources has recognized the significant role of graduate students in America. From our studies on stress in graduate school to the painful stories of student struggles we hear every day, we understand the pressures they face. We offer services that address their personal, emotional and spiritual needs, providing online materials, meaningful connections, engaging speakers, and supportive faith-based communities that enable graduate students to flourish personally and professionally.
01 – Helpline – Samaritans – Helpline – 887- 870 – 4673 – 24/7 @ phone
Jun 14 all-day

 

24/7 Helpline

887- 870 – 4673

 

Get Support Now

If you are feeling suicidal, lonely, or depressed, we are here for you. Whatever the reason, you will get help from a trained volunteer offering nonjudgmental support. The 24/7 Helpline is confidential and free. You can call or text us any time at 988

You can also use these links

CALL NOW

TEXT NOW

Important information about 988

As of July 16th, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), is transitioning to a three digit number988988 is intended to create an ease of access to care and improve mental health response. NSPL has shared a helpful FAQ document here.

As a member of the NSPL Network, Samaritans will be answering calls going to this line. Moving to 988 does not mean our current number (877-870-4673) goes away. You can still call or text us at this number 24/7.

We are here for you.

 

What happens when you use the 24/7 Helpline?

  1. You call or text Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline because you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your call or text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

 

01 – Helpline – SP – Shatterproof – Crisis Text Line – anxiety, depression, substance use disorder – (SHATTERPROOF to 741741) – 24/7 @ Text Line
Jun 14 all-day
01 - Helpline - SP - Shatterproof - Crisis Text Line -  anxiety, depression, substance use disorder - (SHATTERPROOF to 741741) - 24/7 @ Text Line

 

 

 

 

 

Crisis Text Line

SHATTERPROOF to 741741

Who can I call if I am going through a crisis?


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f you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or a substance use disorder, text- SHATTERPROOF to 741741 for help.

You are not alone. Reach out to the following support hotlines for immediate help. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

 

01 – Helplline – SP – SAFE PLACE – Youth Crisis Support Service – TXT 4 HELP – Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) – 24/7 @ Text line
Jun 14 all-day
05 – Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – Friendship Line – Seniors and Disabled Hotline and Warmline – 800-670-1360 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 14 all-day

illustration of man on phone

 

Friendship Line

24 Hours a Day 365 Days A Year

800-670-1360

 

Friendship is just a phone call away for Americans age 60 and over and for adults living with disabilities.

The Friendship Line is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the nonprofit Institute on Aging at 800-971-0016. It is both a crisis intervention hotline and a “warmline” for nonurgent calls.

The confidential service offers active suicide intervention, The service, founded by Patrick Arbore, director of the Institute on Aging’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. emotional support, elder abuse prevention and counseling, grief support, and information and referrals for isolated older adults.

The Friendship Line also offers outreach, calling on those who suffer from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or who may be contemplating suicide. The goal of these well-being checks is to prevent suicide by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated older adults.

 

CONNECT With Us

Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available.

Call IOA CONNECT

415-750-4111

650-424-1411

 

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Jun 14 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

ADAA – Anxiety & Depression Association of America – Online Peer-to-Peer Communities – Anxiety and Depression Support Community – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details
Jun 14 all-day
ADAA - Anxiety & Depression Association of America - Online Peer-to-Peer Communities - Anxiety and Depression Support Community - 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details

 

 

 

 

 

ADAA  – Anxiety and Depression Support Community

Join from this Page

The Anxiety and Depression peer to peer community has more than 80,000 subscribers from around the world. The objective of this community is to create a space that those suffering from anxiety and depression can turn to find and offer comfort and support, to share information and personal experiences, and to make connections with those in the community.

ADAA also posts on the community page providing helpful tips and strategies about anxiety and depression through blogs and free webinars written/hosted by our professional mental health members, infographics, books, podcasts and more specific to anxiety and depression.

 

 

VAFP – VisionAware and Front Porch – Support Groups and Other Resources For the Blind and Visually Impaired @ Online Event Register Online
Jun 14 all-day

 

 

support group sitting around table

Importance of Joining a Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with an eye condition, have a family member who has, or have become a caregiver, joining a support group may be the most important thing you’ll ever do. Whether online or in your local community, such groups offer the opportunity to talk to others; share common concerns, frustrations, and stories; and find solutions to your vision-related difficulties. For more information on support groups, you can read Support Groups and the Adjustment Process.

Check out Finding Support Groups for more information including links to directory listings of support groups.

Support Group Resources and Supportive Communities Meeting Virtually

  • The APH Directory of Services allows you to find local support groups as well as organizations that offer counseling and adjustment services, low vision services, mobility training, and vocational rehabilitation.
  • ILVSG TeleSupport – This support group is designed for older adults with low vision who may not have access to the internet or other in-person groups. It is a monthly meeting offered over the phone and there are no fees or obligations. It is designed for low vision seniors anywhere in the U.S. who have no access to the Internet or cannot attend a live support group. Learn more at: MD Support — TeleSupport or call toll-free at 1-888-866-6148 to get started!

 

  • The Friendship Line – The Institute on Aging established this toll-free line for older adults who may be depressed, lonely, disabled, or in crisis.  It is both a crisis “hotline” and a ‘warmline” for emotional support. Trained volunteers answer the calls and make calls. The Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including: providing emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support through assistance and reassurance, active suicide intervention, information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities. Volunteers will also call people on a regular basis to help monitor their  physical and mental health concerns. This service can improve the quality of life and contentedness of isolated callers. Reach out today and call 1-800-971-0016. To learn more, visit Senior Intervention Hotline for Crisis Support Services.

 

  • Social Call – This Covia program connects adults 60 and older to new friends on the phone or video calls. Volunteers are “matched” to participants with the goal of building friendships through weekly calls.  This free service is a great way to socialize and make connections when you can’t get out in your community. Go to: Social Call | Covia Corporate or call 1-877-797-7299 to get started. 

 

  • Covia Well Connected and Well Connected Espanol– This program, previously known as Senior Center without Walls, offers enrichment, community, fun, support and learning groups for older adults who may be homebound. All groups meet over the phone and/or on-line and are free. They offer support groups specifically for the visually impaired. It is a rich and supportive community and there is something for everyone! Visit their website to check out the catalog of offerings and learn how it all works. Call 1-877-797-7299 to register and get started.  

 

  • Mather Telephone Topics – Join Telephone Topics to learn about a variety of topics: wellness, music, sports, history. Participate in live discussions and enjoy live performances from home. All you do is call the phone number or log on to the Zoom meeting. Participation is FREE and open to everyone, anywhere! Learn more at: Aging Well Discussions and Programs | Telephone Topics (mather.com)  Then click on “Download Schedule” and choose an option that interests you. If you have questions about Telephone Topics, call 1-888-600-2560.

 

  • Eye2Eye is a free phone-based peer support program which offers emotional support, assessment, information, and referrals to people who are blind or visually impaired and their families. It helps people cope with the challenges of adjusting to vision loss, using trained peer support specialists who are also blind or visually impaired. They serve people in more than twenty states.
  • The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has a list of helpful resources for people with vision loss and their families. It also has a national directory of affiliates in each state. Seniors can find information through the ACB affiliate Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss.

 

 

 

 

  • Vision Exchange is an online resource for support group leaders who facilitate support groups for adults with vision loss. The purpose is to exchange ideas, information, and community resources to help adults with low vision be more independent

 

  • The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state, and local levels to support and sustain caregivers, and has an online family support group.

 

 

Phone emotional peer support line for blind persons

Rutgers has launched the nation’s first peer support helpline for the legally blind and their families.

Eye2Eye – 833-932-3931 (83-EYE2EYE-1) – is staffed 24/7 by peer support specialists who are legally blind and understand the challenges callers face.

The program, which is funded by a grant from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, serves residents in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The helpline assists people with vision impairments and blindness to work through some of the practical and emotional challenges associated with losing vision. Services include peer support, clinical assessment and referrals to resources for help with mental health, employment and technology. The program also offers callers resilience training to promote wellness, strength and self-care.

Recent studies show that one-third of people with vision loss suffer from depression and anxiety. This risk has gone largely unaddressed in the medical community, which has focused more on the practical problems faced by the visually impaired, such as finding employment and navigating everyday tasks, said Steven Silverstein, a clinical psychologist and vision researcher who co-directs the program with Cherie Castellano, the National Peer Support Call Center program director at  Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

The Eye2Eye peers all have different forms of visual impairments, and these began at different times during their lives. This allows for a ‘cultural connection’ between callers with a wide range of vision problems and life concerns, and our peer counselors.”

Steven Silverstein, clinical psychologist and vision researcher

 

 

Well Connected Program Offerings

Welcome to Well Connected

Well Connected is a nationwide phone and online community that brings  people over the age of 60 together to explore, learn, laugh, and share  experiences. Over 3,500 members join educational, fun, and engaging groups from the comfort of home. The Well Connected community of participants, staff, facilitators, and presenters value being connected to  engaging content, and to each other. Well Connected is a Front Porch  Community Service and is free of charge to individual members.

A Word About Inclusion

We welcome participants from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, opinions, living situations, and abilities. Many of our participants are low vision or blind. Many are dealing with health concerns, chronic or disabling conditions or other issues. Please be sensitive, and mindful of the diversity in our community.

How It Works

1. Browse the materials and find groups that interest you, there a currently    groups to select from.

( download the 2024 Catalog In PDF or TEXT and choose from 77 different groups! )

• Once you are enrolled in the program, there is no limit to the number of
groups you may join. ( To Join use this Link ) or by phone at 877- 797-7299

• Check your Participant Calendar for group times in your time zone, and
for information about how to join.

 

2. Join by Phone

• All groups can be joined by telephone using a toll-free number from an
unblocked number.

• To join a group, call the program line, and when prompted, enter the
two-digit code listed on the Participant Calendar.

• If you need help getting into groups, we can call you! Call the office to
request an automated call-in to any group.

3. Join Online

• All groups can be joined online with a device that connects to the
Internet.

• Create your own online registration account and sign yourself up!

• Once you’re registered for groups in advance, and you will get an email
the morning of the group (check your spam folder!) with a personal link
to join.

• Allow the system to access your microphone and speakers.

• Click the Join Group button to enter the meeting.

• If you need tech help, contact us and we can send you more detailed
instructions, or walk you through how it works.

Call or email the office to get started, or if you have any questions.

(877) 797-7299 | connections@frontporch.net

Other Resources:  

Writing Group:

https://www.portlandwritersmill.org/about-us/

 

Poem Reading and Sharing Group:

https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/events/62686fc43560cac65899bb5c

 

Meditation:

Every Monday from 8 p.m. to 8:30 on zoom, go to https://www.firstunitarianportland.org/events-calendar/ and click on Monday night Loving Kindness Meditatio

05 – Warmline – Samaritans – HEY SAM Peer To Peer Texting Service – Text “Hey Sam” to 439726 – Weekdays and Weekends @ 6am to 6pm PST @ Text
Jun 14 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
05 - Warmline - Samaritans - HEY SAM Peer To Peer Texting Service - Text "Hey Sam" to 439726 - Weekdays and Weekends @ 6am to 6pm PST @ Text

 

Hey Sam

Daily:  6AM – 6PM PST

Hey Sam is a dedicated peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old. Designed for and staffed by young people, Hey Sam gives youth the opportunity to reach peers if they are struggling, need someone to talk to, or need support.

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or suicidal, we are here for you.

Whatever the reason, reach out. You are not alone.

How it Works

  1. Text Hey Sam at 439-726 when you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

TERMS OF SERVICE

By texting short code 439-726 you will be connected to a support line chat. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you no longer wish to receive messages from Hey Sam, you may opt out at any time by texting the word STOP. You may opt back in by texting the services again. You may reply HELP for help. While Hey Sam operates from 9am to 9pm, Samaritans Helpline is available 24x7x365 by phone or text at 877-870-4673 (sms:+18778704673) and is available to anyone of any age. You may contact Hey Sam by email at heysam@samaritanshope.org with questions about these Terms.  Privacy Policy

 

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Online Support Group – Team Led – Fridays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Online Support Group - Team Led - Fridays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

DBSA Online Support Group

Fridays 1-2PM PST

Team Led

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

ALLAA – All Addicts Anonymous – Big Book Study Sessions – “We Stood at the Turning Point” Big Book Study Sessions – Fridays @ Online Via ZOOM
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ALLAA - All Addicts Anonymous - Big Book Study Sessions - "We Stood at the Turning Point" Big Book Study Sessions - Fridays @ Online Via ZOOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We Stood at the Turning Point” BBSS Meeting

 4-5:30PM PST – Fridays

The BBSS process is a fearless and thorough way of working the 12 Steps developed by five members of Alcoholics Anonymous from Hyannis, Massachusetts in the mid-1980s.

Meetings follow a 15-week rotation where key portions of the AA Big Book — covering one or more of the Steps — are read, witnessed to by a main speaker, and discussed by those qualified to share.

Zoom Meeting ID: 594 783 5344
Audio Only Option: 1-301-715-8592
Password: 222
Email: aaabigbookstepstudy@gmail.com
Contact: Matt D.

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Black Community Peer Support Groups – Fridays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Black Community Peer Support Groups - Fridays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

 

 

Black Community Peer Support Groups

Fridays 4:30-5:30PM PST

Black individuals living with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder.

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

 

05 – Warmline – AMALA – AMALA The Muslim Youth Hopeline – 855 – 95 – 26252 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 6-10PM PST @ Phone Number
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

Youth Hopeline

This Hopeline is NOT a 24-hour line yet. It currently runs during limited times.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Between the Hours of 6 PM -10 PM PST

 

We are also offering text-in services Wednesday & Sunday 6PM – 10PM PST.

 

 

AMALA Hopeline

Peer Support

AMALA’s youth volunteers, all over the age of 18. Our Counselors undergo a 30 hour training developed by professionals in the mental health field.

They are trained
para-professional providing peer support

This includes topics such as:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Volunteers are equipped to help callers and recognize cultural nuances that may be impacting the caller.

Follow-up trainings and meetings are also held for volunteer counselors to make sure they are well-equipped to deal with each call they receive. Supervisors are also present at each shift to handle more difficult calls/situations. These hopeline peer counselors are NOT licensed professionals.

 

Jun
15
Sat
2024
0 – Hotline – DH – DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends
Jun 15 all-day
0 - Hotline - DH - DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) - 24/7 - Weekdays and Weekends

Deaf & HoH Accessible Crisis Line

Video Phone with ASL

Available 24/7/365

Call VP (321) 800-3323

Crisis Resources and Deaf-Accessible Hotlines

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) offers several resources and strategies to locate deaf-accessible crisis services, community resources and hotlines:

Link: https://www.nccsdclearinghouse.org/crisis-resources.html

 

You matter.  You are not alone.  Meaningful social connections can make a huge difference.  You deserve support.

If you know or find additional resources, please share.  If you have feedback, please share.

Email us at: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

“when the world comes crashing at
your feet
it’s okay to let others
help pick up the pieces
if we’re present to take part in your
happiness
when your circumstances are great
we are more than capable
of sharing your pain”

― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

00 – Hotline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ text/chat
Jun 15 all-day

CHATLINE

FREE Text Messaging to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Depression / Crisis, etc.

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

An alternative way to connect is through Facebook Messenger at this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/204427966369963/?messaging_source=source%3Apages%3Amessage_shortlink

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

Connecting with someone who cares and listens can make a difference and can help us get through our most difficult moments.

Whether it’s friends, family, or community – Everyone needs Somebody to lean on!

NOTE: Wait time can vary.  Usually a response comes pretty quickly in under 5 minutes.  Sometimes the wait can be 5 to 15 minutes or longer if there is a disaster or other reason.

 

Who are the Crisis Counselors? They are trained volunteers who—with the support of full-time Crisis Text Line staff—use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis.

Crisis doesn’t just mean suicide; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support. 

This service is for short term needs and is not a substitute for a friend or professional therapist.

For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions at this link: https://www.crisistextline.org/about-us/faq/ 

crisis text line banner

01 – Helpline – GR – Grad Resources – The National Grad Crisis Line – (877)-472-3457 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Phone
Jun 15 all-day

 

 

 

 

The National Grad Crisis Line

1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457)

The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.

All counselors have completed training to understand the unique issues faced by graduate students. In addition to listening to and empathizing with a caller’s concerns, counselors assess the caller’s lethality risk, counsel, and offer various local support services and mental health resources for follow-up.

1.877.GRAD.HLP

https://gradresources.org/

Who We Are

Since 1990, Grad Resources has recognized the significant role of graduate students in America. From our studies on stress in graduate school to the painful stories of student struggles we hear every day, we understand the pressures they face. We offer services that address their personal, emotional and spiritual needs, providing online materials, meaningful connections, engaging speakers, and supportive faith-based communities that enable graduate students to flourish personally and professionally.
01 – Helpline – Samaritans – Helpline – 887- 870 – 4673 – 24/7 @ phone
Jun 15 all-day

 

24/7 Helpline

887- 870 – 4673

 

Get Support Now

If you are feeling suicidal, lonely, or depressed, we are here for you. Whatever the reason, you will get help from a trained volunteer offering nonjudgmental support. The 24/7 Helpline is confidential and free. You can call or text us any time at 988

You can also use these links

CALL NOW

TEXT NOW

Important information about 988

As of July 16th, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), is transitioning to a three digit number988988 is intended to create an ease of access to care and improve mental health response. NSPL has shared a helpful FAQ document here.

As a member of the NSPL Network, Samaritans will be answering calls going to this line. Moving to 988 does not mean our current number (877-870-4673) goes away. You can still call or text us at this number 24/7.

We are here for you.

 

What happens when you use the 24/7 Helpline?

  1. You call or text Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline because you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your call or text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

 

01 – Helpline – SP – Shatterproof – Crisis Text Line – anxiety, depression, substance use disorder – (SHATTERPROOF to 741741) – 24/7 @ Text Line
Jun 15 all-day
01 - Helpline - SP - Shatterproof - Crisis Text Line -  anxiety, depression, substance use disorder - (SHATTERPROOF to 741741) - 24/7 @ Text Line

 

 

 

 

 

Crisis Text Line

SHATTERPROOF to 741741

Who can I call if I am going through a crisis?


I
f you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or a substance use disorder, text- SHATTERPROOF to 741741 for help.

You are not alone. Reach out to the following support hotlines for immediate help. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

 

01 – Helplline – SP – SAFE PLACE – Youth Crisis Support Service – TXT 4 HELP – Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) – 24/7 @ Text line
Jun 15 all-day
05 – Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – Friendship Line – Seniors and Disabled Hotline and Warmline – 800-670-1360 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 15 all-day

illustration of man on phone

 

Friendship Line

24 Hours a Day 365 Days A Year

800-670-1360

 

Friendship is just a phone call away for Americans age 60 and over and for adults living with disabilities.

The Friendship Line is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the nonprofit Institute on Aging at 800-971-0016. It is both a crisis intervention hotline and a “warmline” for nonurgent calls.

The confidential service offers active suicide intervention, The service, founded by Patrick Arbore, director of the Institute on Aging’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. emotional support, elder abuse prevention and counseling, grief support, and information and referrals for isolated older adults.

The Friendship Line also offers outreach, calling on those who suffer from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or who may be contemplating suicide. The goal of these well-being checks is to prevent suicide by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated older adults.

 

CONNECT With Us

Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available.

Call IOA CONNECT

415-750-4111

650-424-1411

 

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Jun 15 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

ADAA – Anxiety & Depression Association of America – Online Peer-to-Peer Communities – Anxiety and Depression Support Community – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details
Jun 15 all-day
ADAA - Anxiety & Depression Association of America - Online Peer-to-Peer Communities - Anxiety and Depression Support Community - 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details

 

 

 

 

 

ADAA  – Anxiety and Depression Support Community

Join from this Page

The Anxiety and Depression peer to peer community has more than 80,000 subscribers from around the world. The objective of this community is to create a space that those suffering from anxiety and depression can turn to find and offer comfort and support, to share information and personal experiences, and to make connections with those in the community.

ADAA also posts on the community page providing helpful tips and strategies about anxiety and depression through blogs and free webinars written/hosted by our professional mental health members, infographics, books, podcasts and more specific to anxiety and depression.

 

 

VAFP – VisionAware and Front Porch – Support Groups and Other Resources For the Blind and Visually Impaired @ Online Event Register Online
Jun 15 all-day

 

 

support group sitting around table

Importance of Joining a Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with an eye condition, have a family member who has, or have become a caregiver, joining a support group may be the most important thing you’ll ever do. Whether online or in your local community, such groups offer the opportunity to talk to others; share common concerns, frustrations, and stories; and find solutions to your vision-related difficulties. For more information on support groups, you can read Support Groups and the Adjustment Process.

Check out Finding Support Groups for more information including links to directory listings of support groups.

Support Group Resources and Supportive Communities Meeting Virtually

  • The APH Directory of Services allows you to find local support groups as well as organizations that offer counseling and adjustment services, low vision services, mobility training, and vocational rehabilitation.
  • ILVSG TeleSupport – This support group is designed for older adults with low vision who may not have access to the internet or other in-person groups. It is a monthly meeting offered over the phone and there are no fees or obligations. It is designed for low vision seniors anywhere in the U.S. who have no access to the Internet or cannot attend a live support group. Learn more at: MD Support — TeleSupport or call toll-free at 1-888-866-6148 to get started!

 

  • The Friendship Line – The Institute on Aging established this toll-free line for older adults who may be depressed, lonely, disabled, or in crisis.  It is both a crisis “hotline” and a ‘warmline” for emotional support. Trained volunteers answer the calls and make calls. The Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including: providing emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support through assistance and reassurance, active suicide intervention, information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities. Volunteers will also call people on a regular basis to help monitor their  physical and mental health concerns. This service can improve the quality of life and contentedness of isolated callers. Reach out today and call 1-800-971-0016. To learn more, visit Senior Intervention Hotline for Crisis Support Services.

 

  • Social Call – This Covia program connects adults 60 and older to new friends on the phone or video calls. Volunteers are “matched” to participants with the goal of building friendships through weekly calls.  This free service is a great way to socialize and make connections when you can’t get out in your community. Go to: Social Call | Covia Corporate or call 1-877-797-7299 to get started. 

 

  • Covia Well Connected and Well Connected Espanol– This program, previously known as Senior Center without Walls, offers enrichment, community, fun, support and learning groups for older adults who may be homebound. All groups meet over the phone and/or on-line and are free. They offer support groups specifically for the visually impaired. It is a rich and supportive community and there is something for everyone! Visit their website to check out the catalog of offerings and learn how it all works. Call 1-877-797-7299 to register and get started.  

 

  • Mather Telephone Topics – Join Telephone Topics to learn about a variety of topics: wellness, music, sports, history. Participate in live discussions and enjoy live performances from home. All you do is call the phone number or log on to the Zoom meeting. Participation is FREE and open to everyone, anywhere! Learn more at: Aging Well Discussions and Programs | Telephone Topics (mather.com)  Then click on “Download Schedule” and choose an option that interests you. If you have questions about Telephone Topics, call 1-888-600-2560.

 

  • Eye2Eye is a free phone-based peer support program which offers emotional support, assessment, information, and referrals to people who are blind or visually impaired and their families. It helps people cope with the challenges of adjusting to vision loss, using trained peer support specialists who are also blind or visually impaired. They serve people in more than twenty states.
  • The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has a list of helpful resources for people with vision loss and their families. It also has a national directory of affiliates in each state. Seniors can find information through the ACB affiliate Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss.

 

 

 

 

  • Vision Exchange is an online resource for support group leaders who facilitate support groups for adults with vision loss. The purpose is to exchange ideas, information, and community resources to help adults with low vision be more independent

 

  • The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state, and local levels to support and sustain caregivers, and has an online family support group.

 

 

Phone emotional peer support line for blind persons

Rutgers has launched the nation’s first peer support helpline for the legally blind and their families.

Eye2Eye – 833-932-3931 (83-EYE2EYE-1) – is staffed 24/7 by peer support specialists who are legally blind and understand the challenges callers face.

The program, which is funded by a grant from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, serves residents in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The helpline assists people with vision impairments and blindness to work through some of the practical and emotional challenges associated with losing vision. Services include peer support, clinical assessment and referrals to resources for help with mental health, employment and technology. The program also offers callers resilience training to promote wellness, strength and self-care.

Recent studies show that one-third of people with vision loss suffer from depression and anxiety. This risk has gone largely unaddressed in the medical community, which has focused more on the practical problems faced by the visually impaired, such as finding employment and navigating everyday tasks, said Steven Silverstein, a clinical psychologist and vision researcher who co-directs the program with Cherie Castellano, the National Peer Support Call Center program director at  Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

The Eye2Eye peers all have different forms of visual impairments, and these began at different times during their lives. This allows for a ‘cultural connection’ between callers with a wide range of vision problems and life concerns, and our peer counselors.”

Steven Silverstein, clinical psychologist and vision researcher

 

 

Well Connected Program Offerings

Welcome to Well Connected

Well Connected is a nationwide phone and online community that brings  people over the age of 60 together to explore, learn, laugh, and share  experiences. Over 3,500 members join educational, fun, and engaging groups from the comfort of home. The Well Connected community of participants, staff, facilitators, and presenters value being connected to  engaging content, and to each other. Well Connected is a Front Porch  Community Service and is free of charge to individual members.

A Word About Inclusion

We welcome participants from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, opinions, living situations, and abilities. Many of our participants are low vision or blind. Many are dealing with health concerns, chronic or disabling conditions or other issues. Please be sensitive, and mindful of the diversity in our community.

How It Works

1. Browse the materials and find groups that interest you, there a currently    groups to select from.

( download the 2024 Catalog In PDF or TEXT and choose from 77 different groups! )

• Once you are enrolled in the program, there is no limit to the number of
groups you may join. ( To Join use this Link ) or by phone at 877- 797-7299

• Check your Participant Calendar for group times in your time zone, and
for information about how to join.

 

2. Join by Phone

• All groups can be joined by telephone using a toll-free number from an
unblocked number.

• To join a group, call the program line, and when prompted, enter the
two-digit code listed on the Participant Calendar.

• If you need help getting into groups, we can call you! Call the office to
request an automated call-in to any group.

3. Join Online

• All groups can be joined online with a device that connects to the
Internet.

• Create your own online registration account and sign yourself up!

• Once you’re registered for groups in advance, and you will get an email
the morning of the group (check your spam folder!) with a personal link
to join.

• Allow the system to access your microphone and speakers.

• Click the Join Group button to enter the meeting.

• If you need tech help, contact us and we can send you more detailed
instructions, or walk you through how it works.

Call or email the office to get started, or if you have any questions.

(877) 797-7299 | connections@frontporch.net

Other Resources:  

Writing Group:

https://www.portlandwritersmill.org/about-us/

 

Poem Reading and Sharing Group:

https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/events/62686fc43560cac65899bb5c

 

Meditation:

Every Monday from 8 p.m. to 8:30 on zoom, go to https://www.firstunitarianportland.org/events-calendar/ and click on Monday night Loving Kindness Meditatio

05 – Warmline – Samaritans – HEY SAM Peer To Peer Texting Service – Text “Hey Sam” to 439726 – Weekdays and Weekends @ 6am to 6pm PST @ Text
Jun 15 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
05 - Warmline - Samaritans - HEY SAM Peer To Peer Texting Service - Text "Hey Sam" to 439726 - Weekdays and Weekends @ 6am to 6pm PST @ Text

 

Hey Sam

Daily:  6AM – 6PM PST

Hey Sam is a dedicated peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old. Designed for and staffed by young people, Hey Sam gives youth the opportunity to reach peers if they are struggling, need someone to talk to, or need support.

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or suicidal, we are here for you.

Whatever the reason, reach out. You are not alone.

How it Works

  1. Text Hey Sam at 439-726 when you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

TERMS OF SERVICE

By texting short code 439-726 you will be connected to a support line chat. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you no longer wish to receive messages from Hey Sam, you may opt out at any time by texting the word STOP. You may opt back in by texting the services again. You may reply HELP for help. While Hey Sam operates from 9am to 9pm, Samaritans Helpline is available 24x7x365 by phone or text at 877-870-4673 (sms:+18778704673) and is available to anyone of any age. You may contact Hey Sam by email at heysam@samaritanshope.org with questions about these Terms.  Privacy Policy

 

ALLAA – All Addicts Anonymous – A Program of Recovery for all Addicts and Addictions – ” Now about sex…” Mens Meeting – Saturdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Jun 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Black Community Peer Support Groups – Lanae E. – Saturday @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Black Community Peer Support Groups - Lanae E. - Saturday @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

 

 

Black Community Peer Support Groups

Saturdays 8-9:00AM PST

Lanae E.

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

 

 

 

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Online Support Group – Saturday @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Online Support Group - Saturday @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

DBSA Online Support Group

Saturdays 9-10AM PST

Team Led

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – DBSA Rural Community Peer Support Groups – Team Led – Saturdays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - DBSA Rural Community Peer Support Groups - Team Led - Saturdays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

Rural Community Peer Support Groups

Saturdays 4-5PM PST

Team Led

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

 

ALLAA – All Addicts Anonymous – A Program of Recovery for all Addicts and Addictions – Saturday AAA in Japanese – Saturdays @ Call for details
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
05 – Warmline – AMALA – AMALA The Muslim Youth Hopeline – 855 – 95 – 26252 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 6-10PM PST @ Phone Number
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

Youth Hopeline

This Hopeline is NOT a 24-hour line yet. It currently runs during limited times.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Between the Hours of 6 PM -10 PM PST

 

We are also offering text-in services Wednesday & Sunday 6PM – 10PM PST.

 

 

AMALA Hopeline

Peer Support

AMALA’s youth volunteers, all over the age of 18. Our Counselors undergo a 30 hour training developed by professionals in the mental health field.

They are trained
para-professional providing peer support

This includes topics such as:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Volunteers are equipped to help callers and recognize cultural nuances that may be impacting the caller.

Follow-up trainings and meetings are also held for volunteer counselors to make sure they are well-equipped to deal with each call they receive. Supervisors are also present at each shift to handle more difficult calls/situations. These hopeline peer counselors are NOT licensed professionals.

 

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Young Adult Support Group – Team Led – Saturdays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Young Adult Support Group - Team Led - Saturdays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

 

DBSA Young Adult Support Group

Saturdays 9-10PM PST

Team Led

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

 

Jun
16
Sun
2024
0 – Hotline – DH – DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends
Jun 16 all-day
0 - Hotline - DH - DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) - 24/7 - Weekdays and Weekends

Deaf & HoH Accessible Crisis Line

Video Phone with ASL

Available 24/7/365

Call VP (321) 800-3323

Crisis Resources and Deaf-Accessible Hotlines

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) offers several resources and strategies to locate deaf-accessible crisis services, community resources and hotlines:

Link: https://www.nccsdclearinghouse.org/crisis-resources.html

 

You matter.  You are not alone.  Meaningful social connections can make a huge difference.  You deserve support.

If you know or find additional resources, please share.  If you have feedback, please share.

Email us at: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

“when the world comes crashing at
your feet
it’s okay to let others
help pick up the pieces
if we’re present to take part in your
happiness
when your circumstances are great
we are more than capable
of sharing your pain”

― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

00 – Hotline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ text/chat
Jun 16 all-day

CHATLINE

FREE Text Messaging to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Depression / Crisis, etc.

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

An alternative way to connect is through Facebook Messenger at this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/204427966369963/?messaging_source=source%3Apages%3Amessage_shortlink

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

Connecting with someone who cares and listens can make a difference and can help us get through our most difficult moments.

Whether it’s friends, family, or community – Everyone needs Somebody to lean on!

NOTE: Wait time can vary.  Usually a response comes pretty quickly in under 5 minutes.  Sometimes the wait can be 5 to 15 minutes or longer if there is a disaster or other reason.

 

Who are the Crisis Counselors? They are trained volunteers who—with the support of full-time Crisis Text Line staff—use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis.

Crisis doesn’t just mean suicide; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support. 

This service is for short term needs and is not a substitute for a friend or professional therapist.

For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions at this link: https://www.crisistextline.org/about-us/faq/ 

crisis text line banner

01 – Helpline – GR – Grad Resources – The National Grad Crisis Line – (877)-472-3457 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Phone
Jun 16 all-day

 

 

 

 

The National Grad Crisis Line

1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457)

The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.

All counselors have completed training to understand the unique issues faced by graduate students. In addition to listening to and empathizing with a caller’s concerns, counselors assess the caller’s lethality risk, counsel, and offer various local support services and mental health resources for follow-up.

1.877.GRAD.HLP

https://gradresources.org/

Who We Are

Since 1990, Grad Resources has recognized the significant role of graduate students in America. From our studies on stress in graduate school to the painful stories of student struggles we hear every day, we understand the pressures they face. We offer services that address their personal, emotional and spiritual needs, providing online materials, meaningful connections, engaging speakers, and supportive faith-based communities that enable graduate students to flourish personally and professionally.
01 – Helpline – Samaritans – Helpline – 887- 870 – 4673 – 24/7 @ phone
Jun 16 all-day

 

24/7 Helpline

887- 870 – 4673

 

Get Support Now

If you are feeling suicidal, lonely, or depressed, we are here for you. Whatever the reason, you will get help from a trained volunteer offering nonjudgmental support. The 24/7 Helpline is confidential and free. You can call or text us any time at 988

You can also use these links

CALL NOW

TEXT NOW

Important information about 988

As of July 16th, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), is transitioning to a three digit number988988 is intended to create an ease of access to care and improve mental health response. NSPL has shared a helpful FAQ document here.

As a member of the NSPL Network, Samaritans will be answering calls going to this line. Moving to 988 does not mean our current number (877-870-4673) goes away. You can still call or text us at this number 24/7.

We are here for you.

 

What happens when you use the 24/7 Helpline?

  1. You call or text Samaritans’ 24/7 Helpline because you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your call or text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

 

01 – Helpline – SP – Shatterproof – Crisis Text Line – anxiety, depression, substance use disorder – (SHATTERPROOF to 741741) – 24/7 @ Text Line
Jun 16 all-day
01 - Helpline - SP - Shatterproof - Crisis Text Line -  anxiety, depression, substance use disorder - (SHATTERPROOF to 741741) - 24/7 @ Text Line

 

 

 

 

 

Crisis Text Line

SHATTERPROOF to 741741

Who can I call if I am going through a crisis?


I
f you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or a substance use disorder, text- SHATTERPROOF to 741741 for help.

You are not alone. Reach out to the following support hotlines for immediate help. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

 

01 – Helplline – SP – SAFE PLACE – Youth Crisis Support Service – TXT 4 HELP – Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) – 24/7 @ Text line
Jun 16 all-day
05 – Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – Friendship Line – Seniors and Disabled Hotline and Warmline – 800-670-1360 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 16 all-day

illustration of man on phone

 

Friendship Line

24 Hours a Day 365 Days A Year

800-670-1360

 

Friendship is just a phone call away for Americans age 60 and over and for adults living with disabilities.

The Friendship Line is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the nonprofit Institute on Aging at 800-971-0016. It is both a crisis intervention hotline and a “warmline” for nonurgent calls.

The confidential service offers active suicide intervention, The service, founded by Patrick Arbore, director of the Institute on Aging’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. emotional support, elder abuse prevention and counseling, grief support, and information and referrals for isolated older adults.

The Friendship Line also offers outreach, calling on those who suffer from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or who may be contemplating suicide. The goal of these well-being checks is to prevent suicide by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated older adults.

 

CONNECT With Us

Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available.

Call IOA CONNECT

415-750-4111

650-424-1411

 

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Jun 16 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

ADAA – Anxiety & Depression Association of America – Online Peer-to-Peer Communities – Anxiety and Depression Support Community – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details
Jun 16 all-day
ADAA - Anxiety & Depression Association of America - Online Peer-to-Peer Communities - Anxiety and Depression Support Community - 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details

 

 

 

 

 

ADAA  – Anxiety and Depression Support Community

Join from this Page

The Anxiety and Depression peer to peer community has more than 80,000 subscribers from around the world. The objective of this community is to create a space that those suffering from anxiety and depression can turn to find and offer comfort and support, to share information and personal experiences, and to make connections with those in the community.

ADAA also posts on the community page providing helpful tips and strategies about anxiety and depression through blogs and free webinars written/hosted by our professional mental health members, infographics, books, podcasts and more specific to anxiety and depression.

 

 

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Online Support Group – Mondays and Sundays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 16 all-day
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Online Support Group - Mondays and Sundays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

DBSA Online Support Group

Mondays 1-2PM PST

About this meeting
The primary participants in this group are people diagnosed with a mood disorder and those who believe they may have a mood disorder.
About the host
Struggling? I’ve been there! I am Lori and have lived with Bi-Polar II, anxiety and panic attacks, depression and PTSD from trauma and toxic relationships most of my adult life. I also have members of my inner circle that also live with various life challenges. I live on both sides of the mental health journey. I received my certification from UNC-Chapel Hill in Peer Support in 2014. However, I have been listening to others and sharing my own experiences most of my life. I have rebuilt my life several times and explored the question of “who am I” and “why am and I here” multiple times through life. I try to live by the motto of “Living Life Forward”
Motivation for help
I am a certified HeyPeers facilitator and Peer Support saved my life. I have been successful in the recovery process and want to help others experiencing similar situations through understanding, respect, and empowerment. I offer one on one coaching and support. Contact me directly to schedule one on one sessions.

To Register and Attend this Group

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-focused national organization focused on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA’s peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them. This includes online and local support groups, audio and video casts, and printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA online support groups provide people living with depression and bipolar disorder a place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer hope to one another. DBSA support groups are peer-led, meaning they are facilitated by someone living with a mood disorder who has been trained and certified to guide others on their journey.

DBSA online support group meetings are peer-based self-help groups. In the DBSA context, a peer is a person with a mood disorder. Another distinction of peer is that we are not professionals – physicians and other mental health providers. We are here to assist, encourage, and enable each other to help ourselves.

Please note that the schedule for DBSA support group meetings on HeyPeers has been updated for 2024. To see all available meetings through DBSA, or to find alternatives if you are waitlisted for a group, visit https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/.

 

 

VAFP – VisionAware and Front Porch – Support Groups and Other Resources For the Blind and Visually Impaired @ Online Event Register Online
Jun 16 all-day

 

 

support group sitting around table

Importance of Joining a Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with an eye condition, have a family member who has, or have become a caregiver, joining a support group may be the most important thing you’ll ever do. Whether online or in your local community, such groups offer the opportunity to talk to others; share common concerns, frustrations, and stories; and find solutions to your vision-related difficulties. For more information on support groups, you can read Support Groups and the Adjustment Process.

Check out Finding Support Groups for more information including links to directory listings of support groups.

Support Group Resources and Supportive Communities Meeting Virtually

  • The APH Directory of Services allows you to find local support groups as well as organizations that offer counseling and adjustment services, low vision services, mobility training, and vocational rehabilitation.
  • ILVSG TeleSupport – This support group is designed for older adults with low vision who may not have access to the internet or other in-person groups. It is a monthly meeting offered over the phone and there are no fees or obligations. It is designed for low vision seniors anywhere in the U.S. who have no access to the Internet or cannot attend a live support group. Learn more at: MD Support — TeleSupport or call toll-free at 1-888-866-6148 to get started!

 

  • The Friendship Line – The Institute on Aging established this toll-free line for older adults who may be depressed, lonely, disabled, or in crisis.  It is both a crisis “hotline” and a ‘warmline” for emotional support. Trained volunteers answer the calls and make calls. The Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including: providing emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support through assistance and reassurance, active suicide intervention, information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities. Volunteers will also call people on a regular basis to help monitor their  physical and mental health concerns. This service can improve the quality of life and contentedness of isolated callers. Reach out today and call 1-800-971-0016. To learn more, visit Senior Intervention Hotline for Crisis Support Services.

 

  • Social Call – This Covia program connects adults 60 and older to new friends on the phone or video calls. Volunteers are “matched” to participants with the goal of building friendships through weekly calls.  This free service is a great way to socialize and make connections when you can’t get out in your community. Go to: Social Call | Covia Corporate or call 1-877-797-7299 to get started. 

 

  • Covia Well Connected and Well Connected Espanol– This program, previously known as Senior Center without Walls, offers enrichment, community, fun, support and learning groups for older adults who may be homebound. All groups meet over the phone and/or on-line and are free. They offer support groups specifically for the visually impaired. It is a rich and supportive community and there is something for everyone! Visit their website to check out the catalog of offerings and learn how it all works. Call 1-877-797-7299 to register and get started.  

 

  • Mather Telephone Topics – Join Telephone Topics to learn about a variety of topics: wellness, music, sports, history. Participate in live discussions and enjoy live performances from home. All you do is call the phone number or log on to the Zoom meeting. Participation is FREE and open to everyone, anywhere! Learn more at: Aging Well Discussions and Programs | Telephone Topics (mather.com)  Then click on “Download Schedule” and choose an option that interests you. If you have questions about Telephone Topics, call 1-888-600-2560.

 

  • Eye2Eye is a free phone-based peer support program which offers emotional support, assessment, information, and referrals to people who are blind or visually impaired and their families. It helps people cope with the challenges of adjusting to vision loss, using trained peer support specialists who are also blind or visually impaired. They serve people in more than twenty states.
  • The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has a list of helpful resources for people with vision loss and their families. It also has a national directory of affiliates in each state. Seniors can find information through the ACB affiliate Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss.

 

 

 

 

  • Vision Exchange is an online resource for support group leaders who facilitate support groups for adults with vision loss. The purpose is to exchange ideas, information, and community resources to help adults with low vision be more independent

 

  • The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state, and local levels to support and sustain caregivers, and has an online family support group.

 

 

Phone emotional peer support line for blind persons

Rutgers has launched the nation’s first peer support helpline for the legally blind and their families.

Eye2Eye – 833-932-3931 (83-EYE2EYE-1) – is staffed 24/7 by peer support specialists who are legally blind and understand the challenges callers face.

The program, which is funded by a grant from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, serves residents in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The helpline assists people with vision impairments and blindness to work through some of the practical and emotional challenges associated with losing vision. Services include peer support, clinical assessment and referrals to resources for help with mental health, employment and technology. The program also offers callers resilience training to promote wellness, strength and self-care.

Recent studies show that one-third of people with vision loss suffer from depression and anxiety. This risk has gone largely unaddressed in the medical community, which has focused more on the practical problems faced by the visually impaired, such as finding employment and navigating everyday tasks, said Steven Silverstein, a clinical psychologist and vision researcher who co-directs the program with Cherie Castellano, the National Peer Support Call Center program director at  Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

The Eye2Eye peers all have different forms of visual impairments, and these began at different times during their lives. This allows for a ‘cultural connection’ between callers with a wide range of vision problems and life concerns, and our peer counselors.”

Steven Silverstein, clinical psychologist and vision researcher

 

 

Well Connected Program Offerings

Welcome to Well Connected

Well Connected is a nationwide phone and online community that brings  people over the age of 60 together to explore, learn, laugh, and share  experiences. Over 3,500 members join educational, fun, and engaging groups from the comfort of home. The Well Connected community of participants, staff, facilitators, and presenters value being connected to  engaging content, and to each other. Well Connected is a Front Porch  Community Service and is free of charge to individual members.

A Word About Inclusion

We welcome participants from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, opinions, living situations, and abilities. Many of our participants are low vision or blind. Many are dealing with health concerns, chronic or disabling conditions or other issues. Please be sensitive, and mindful of the diversity in our community.

How It Works

1. Browse the materials and find groups that interest you, there a currently    groups to select from.

( download the 2024 Catalog In PDF or TEXT and choose from 77 different groups! )

• Once you are enrolled in the program, there is no limit to the number of
groups you may join. ( To Join use this Link ) or by phone at 877- 797-7299

• Check your Participant Calendar for group times in your time zone, and
for information about how to join.

 

2. Join by Phone

• All groups can be joined by telephone using a toll-free number from an
unblocked number.

• To join a group, call the program line, and when prompted, enter the
two-digit code listed on the Participant Calendar.

• If you need help getting into groups, we can call you! Call the office to
request an automated call-in to any group.

3. Join Online

• All groups can be joined online with a device that connects to the
Internet.

• Create your own online registration account and sign yourself up!

• Once you’re registered for groups in advance, and you will get an email
the morning of the group (check your spam folder!) with a personal link
to join.

• Allow the system to access your microphone and speakers.

• Click the Join Group button to enter the meeting.

• If you need tech help, contact us and we can send you more detailed
instructions, or walk you through how it works.

Call or email the office to get started, or if you have any questions.

(877) 797-7299 | connections@frontporch.net

Other Resources:  

Writing Group:

https://www.portlandwritersmill.org/about-us/

 

Poem Reading and Sharing Group:

https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/events/62686fc43560cac65899bb5c

 

Meditation:

Every Monday from 8 p.m. to 8:30 on zoom, go to https://www.firstunitarianportland.org/events-calendar/ and click on Monday night Loving Kindness Meditatio

ALLAA – All Addicts Anonymous – A Program of Recovery for all Addicts and Addictions – “Sunlight of the Spirt” Group – Sundays @ Online Via ZOOM
Jun 16 @ 5:00 am – 6:00 am
ALLAA - All Addicts Anonymous - A Program of Recovery for all Addicts and Addictions - "Sunlight of the Spirt" Group - Sundays @ Online Via ZOOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sunlight of the Spirit” Group

Topics: “Strictly Recovery” Q&A, podcast speakers, reading & discussion, meditation

Language: English

Zoom Meeting ID: 2723 740 62

Password: (Send an email request to the address below)

Email: sunlightofthespirit852@hotmail.com

Contact: Nick

 

05 – Warmline – Samaritans – HEY SAM Peer To Peer Texting Service – Text “Hey Sam” to 439726 – Weekdays and Weekends @ 6am to 6pm PST @ Text
Jun 16 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
05 - Warmline - Samaritans - HEY SAM Peer To Peer Texting Service - Text "Hey Sam" to 439726 - Weekdays and Weekends @ 6am to 6pm PST @ Text

 

Hey Sam

Daily:  6AM – 6PM PST

Hey Sam is a dedicated peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old. Designed for and staffed by young people, Hey Sam gives youth the opportunity to reach peers if they are struggling, need someone to talk to, or need support.

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or suicidal, we are here for you.

Whatever the reason, reach out. You are not alone.

How it Works

  1. Text Hey Sam at 439-726 when you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

TERMS OF SERVICE

By texting short code 439-726 you will be connected to a support line chat. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you no longer wish to receive messages from Hey Sam, you may opt out at any time by texting the word STOP. You may opt back in by texting the services again. You may reply HELP for help. While Hey Sam operates from 9am to 9pm, Samaritans Helpline is available 24x7x365 by phone or text at 877-870-4673 (sms:+18778704673) and is available to anyone of any age. You may contact Hey Sam by email at heysam@samaritanshope.org with questions about these Terms.  Privacy Policy

 

LWF – Livewell Foundation – LiveWell Strategy Group (All adults welcome!) – Sundays @ Online Via ZOOM
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
LWF - Livewell Foundation - LiveWell Strategy Group  (All adults welcome!) - Sundays @ Online Via ZOOM

 

 

 

 

 

Livewell Foundation

LiveWell Strategy Group

Sundays – 8:00 – 9:15AM PST

Zoom meeting ID: 84197265600

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84197265600

This approximately 75-minute support group includes a LiveWell Strategy related discussion and reflection. Learn new skills for better managing your moods, reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and increasing wellbeing in a supportive group of peers who “really get it.”

LiveWell support groups are strategically designed to empower you to take longterm control of your own mental health self-care.

In a supportive community of peers, you’ll learn new strategies and skills for reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and for living a more meaningful, connected, and productive life.

No registration or waiting lists

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Famiy and Friends Support Group – Team Led – Sundays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Famiy and Friends Support Group - Team Led  - Sundays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

Family and Friends Support Group

Sundays 1-2PM PST

Team Led

Online Support Group Information

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Famiy and Friends Support Group – Team Led – Sundays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Famiy and Friends Support Group - Team Led  - Sundays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

 

 

Family and Friends Support Group

Sundays 1-2PM PST

Team Led

Online Support Group Information

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

 

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Online Support Group – Sundays – 1-2PM PST @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

DBSA Online Support Group

Sundays 1-2PM PST

Online Support Group Information

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers