Hope In The Darkness

If you are in a crisis situation please dial 911 (USA) or 999 (UK). 

ifred-logoiFred.org (International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression)
One of the greatest challenges when dealing with depression is the feeling of hopelessness, that you are alone, and that nobody understands. But you are not alone, and there are many, many others who know what you’re going through – and they are a couple of clicks away.  At iFred.org you can find support groups, peer-to-peer support, learn about hope, and other resources free of charge.  They also have a list of other numbers and websites you can look to for help and support.

SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.  You can call 1-800-273-8255Click this link and you can find someone to chat with online immediately and find other phone numbers to call for immediate help, and also find resources to help someone you know who is having suicidal thoughts. There is even a text-for-help option for U.S. Veterans.

7 CUPS
Free, 24/7 anonymous online chat with trained volunteer listeners – on the website or through the 7 Cups mobile app.  We live in a world where you can be surrounded by people, but still feel lonely, with nobody to turn to when things get rough. 7 Cups is an online emotional heath and well-being support service where people go when they need someone to talk to.  7 Cups is always there for you… always.  You can get free emotional support in a 1-1 chat with a trained, volunteer listener, join one or several of their support communities and participate in friendly group support chat rooms. They also offer affordable online therapy.

No matter who you are or what you’re going through, this is a place where you’ll be heard and cared for. We might be strangers on the surface, but underneath we’re just the friends you haven’t met yet.

ARE YOU IN A CRISIS PREGNANCY?
The Option Line receives a call or contact every 45-seconds from a woman dealing with a crisis pregnancy – that’s eighty women every single hour who are in need of help or counseling to learn what options they have.  If you are scared and need some expert advice, you can contact the Option Line to chat at https://optionline.org/.  If you’d rather, you can text the word “HELPLINE” to 313131, or call toll-free 1-800-712-4357.

HOW CAN I ESCAPE THE DARKNESS IN MY ETERNAL LIFE?
Does life feel empty?  Is there a hole in your heart that you’ve not been able to fill?  Unsure about eternity and where you may spend it?  Click here for some thoughts by Billy Graham.

FOOD FOR THE POOR
Weird Darkness
is partnering with Food for the Poor to help families in the Caribbean and Latin America. A one-time gift of $160 from your family provides food for a whole year & clean water for life for 2 children living there. A one-time gift of $320 or $27-a-month from your family will provide food for a year and clean water for life for their family. Please give now – call toll free 1-855-901-4673 or use your mobile phone and dial #250 and say the key-phrase, “I want to give.”  If you prefer to give online, you can click here to do so.  Thank you!

OVERCOMING THE DARKNESS
END OF CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who was involved with our Overcoming the Darkness campaign! Your donations, inviting others to learn more, and sharing your own stories of depression and anxiety all made a big impact, helping us to raise $1,812 for the International Foundation for Research and Education of Depression! Didn’t get a chance to give during the fundraiser? You can always give through their website, iFred.org (see below).

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