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

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