GENERAL SUPPORT

CRISIS SUPPORT INCLUDING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline - No matter what problems you are dealing with, you can call toll free, anytime 24/7 to speak with a skilled, trained crisis counselor for help finding a reason to keep living - Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

  • The Warm Line - peer-run listening line staffed by people who have learned effective coping tools - Call 1-877-910-WARM (available 7 days a week) or 1-888-448-9777 (available M-F) - www.warmline.org/#california

PREGNANCY-RELATED & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)- Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD). Text Support: send a message to the PSIHelpline at 503-894-9453. The PSI HelpLine is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call to get basic information, support, and resources regarding pregnancy, pregnancy loss and postpartum mental health issues. Dial extension 1 for Spanish and extension 2 for English. The HelpLine messages are returned every day of the week. You are welcome to leave a confidential message any time, and one of the HelpLine volunteers will return your call as soon as possible. If you are not able to talk when the volunteer calls you, you can arrange another time to connect. The volunteer will give you information, encouragement, and names of resources near you. www.postpartum.net

MINDFULNESS & self-compassion PRACTICE

  • Insight LA - sitting groups and trainings based in Santa Monica with other locations around los angeles- www.insightla.org

  • Tara Brach - free talks and guided meditations by a seasoned practitioner and teacher -

  • Kristen Neff - www.self-compassion.org

RELATIONSHIP MUST READS

  • Getting The Love You Want (Harville Hendrix, PhD) - whether you are single or in a relationship, this book provides valuable insight and guidance about how to work toward more loving, supportive, and satisfying relationships (includes specific exercises for individuals and couples to practice) - www.amazon.com/dp/0805087001/

  • Leaving Loneliness: A Workbook (David Narang, PhD)- a user-friendly guide based on principles of attachment theory and mindfulness focused on helping you build relationships with yourself and others - www.amazon.com/Leaving-Loneliness-Workbook