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According to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services:

"People often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start.
Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services.
If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find help for yourself, your friends, your family, or your students."

Emergency Medical Services - 911

If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline – 1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.


Disclaimer: Please note that Michelle N. Onuorah is not a medical professional, nor is she  licensed or trained in psychology, psychiatry, or counseling. Michelle is your cheerleader - she is not your therapist. The purpose of Life in His Light is to supplement and bolster individuals' attempts to lead their best lives and walk in victory. It is not intended to provide psychiatric, emotional or physical treatment in place of a trained professional in any way, shape or form. Michelle and LIHL strongly encourage members to seek medical help in the event of any psychiatric emergency. Any letters or notes written to Michelle indicating a plan for self-harm or harming others will be reported to the appropriate authorities in accordance  with state laws. Please use the information above to get the professional and medical support that you need.