MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Talking to someone about your thoughts and feelings
can save your life.

“People need other people” 
- Jamie Tworkowski

As always, in the case of an emergency, call 911.

However, in a non-emergency, we hope that you will find the resources
on this page helpful. It is not exhaustive, nor are we able to guarantee the
accuracy of all the information listed on this page.

Londonderry Non-Emergency:
Police Dispatch: 432-1118
Fire Dispatch: 432-112 

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I CALL THE SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE?
First, you’ll hear a message telling you that you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
They’ll play you a little hold music while they connect you.
A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.
This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.

SHOULD I CALL A LIFELINE?
No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call.
People talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ACTUALLY IN A CRISIS?
Your story is important. If you are struggling and you are at your end, unsure of what else to do, maybe feeling alone or helpless, reach out for help. There is no harm in reaching out. You are in crisis if you cannot do this alone. You are in crisis if you don’t know what to do next. Don’t be afraid to reach out just because you fear your problem(s) might not be “as bad” as someone else’s. Your story is important.  

WHERE CAN I FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
A great resource is the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms. They provide international resources, encouraging blog posts, educative resource, events and fundraisers benefiting those seeking help, and ways to tangibly get involved in mental health awareness.

HOW CAN I HELP A FRIEND IN NEED?
  • If this is an emergency, immediately call 911. There life is the most important thing!
  • Be there for them. They need you! If you have power to do nothing else, be there friend and listen to them. Understand them. Comfort them. Be present with them during this hard time.
  • Call a helpline for advice and further resources.
  • Seek professional help and advice from one of our local resources.
  • Seek the advice and help of a trusted elder. This could be a parent, teacher, boss, pastor, mentor, counselor, etcetera.