While we understand that Free Jinger is the internet "home" for many of our posters, Free Jinger is not a support board and therefore is not an appropriate place to seek out serious psychiatric advice or support. Free Jinger, and its staff are not equipped to deal with these situations. Any post threatening self-harm or suicide will be locked and the poster will be referred to appropriate resources.
If you need help escaping an abusive or fundamentalist environment, please dial 2-1-1 in the US to reach the United Way, 1-800-363-9010 to reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Canada, or 116 123 in the UK to reach Samaritans. All are confidential and can provide links to local resources that can offer you a way out.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
If you are contemplating suicide, you do need to speak to a professional. Please call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK in the US, 1-800-448-3000 in Canada, or 116 123 in the UK. You can also text 471471 to reach the US suicide hotline.
Other suicide hotline numbers:
(Hong Kong: 2389-2222)
Costa Rica: 606-253-5439
Czech Republic: 222-580-697, 476-701-908
Latvia: 6722-2922, 2772-2292
New Zealand: 4-473-9739
New Guinea: 675-326-0011
Puerto Rico: (787) 763-7575 OR 1-(800)-981-0023 (free of charge)
Singapore: 1800-221 4444
South Africa: 0861-322-322
South Korea: 2-715-8600
Trinidad and Tobago: 868-645-2800
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