At Freakwear, we deeply care about our community. We understand that many of our members, particularly those who have been bullied or feel like they don't fit in, might be dealing with mental health issues. We want you to know that it's okay not to be okay, and you are not alone. Here are some resources that can provide help and support:
Dealing with Bullying
StopBullying.gov: A comprehensive resource offering advice on how to handle bullying and cyberbullying. It offers resources for parents, educators, community members, teens, and young kids.
The Bully Project: An international movement campaigning against bullying. They have tools for educators, parents, and students to address bullying situations.
Stomp Out Bullying: A national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, providing resources and support for those affected by bullying and promoting positive peer relationships.
Mental Health Support
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Reach out to the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you're feeling suicidal. They offer free and confidential support 24/7.
Crisis Text Line: If you're in crisis and prefer to text, reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. This free service offers 24/7 support from trained crisis counselors.
Mental Health America: This community-based nonprofit is dedicated to promoting mental health as a crucial part of overall wellness. They provide education, advocacy, and support services.
Depression and Anxiety
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Offers a wealth of information and resources on mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, as well as advice on how to seek help.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Provides extensive information and resources on depression, anxiety, and related conditions, including personal stories, self-help tools, and treatment options.
The Trevor Project: A crisis intervention and suicide prevention service for LGBTQ+ youth. They provide a hotline, text line, and online instant messaging.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Offers resources on substance abuse and mental health, including a national helpline (1-800-662-HELP) for treatment referral and information.
Please remember that while online resources are helpful, they should never replace professional medical advice. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local emergency number right away.
No matter what you're going through, remember that help is available, and you are not alone. We stand with you.