Today I was going to post about discernment. However, I received a couple comments, feedback from people about my PTSD 3 part blog, that caused me to dig a little deeper. I’ve found some resources for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, or who knows someone who is suffering from anything that affects his/her mental health. So whether it’s PTSD, or an issue with a peer group, your sexuality, gender role, addiction or abuse, be it physical or emotional, I thought it was important to follow up just a little more.
There is a service in London, Ontario called Daya Counselling and I strongly urge you to search through this website and research all the many ways you can end your suffering, get assistance and guidance for your specific needs. At Daya Counselling, they offer the following:
- Bounceback- life skills program
- Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
- Anova Crisis & Support Line for women, men, LGBTQ2, domestic violence and sexual assault- 519-642-3000
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline for women and girls 1-866-863-0511
- Reach Out- Mental health & Addictions Crisis, 24-7 walk in clinic at 648 Huron Street in London, or a phone/web chat service for London, Middlesex, Elgin & Oxford Counties- 1-866-933-2023
- For youth support, the Be Safe App from Mind Your Mind, where you can access a personalized safety plan in English, French, and Arabic
- Kid’s Help Phone, for free phone, 1-800-668-6868, text, and online chat, text CONNECT to 686868
- Good To Talk, free for post secondary students, 1-866-925-5454, or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
NOT QUITE READY?
On their Resources page, Days says this “Counselling can be incredibly useful. But sometimes we need immediate assistance. At other times, we need a bit of information or a strategy we can use on our own time.” How awesome is this? Maybe you’re not quite ready to visit a counsellor in person (or via zoom during our Covid restrictions), but you can take a little look into what is available to you online.
DO IT FOR YOU
There are many more places to receive counselling for whatever you may be strugging with. Please, take that first step, do a little research, think about what’s good for you. You have only one life. Don’t let the actions of any other person, diminish, burden or ruin or shorten your beautiful life.
Here are two quotes for you to ponder:
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.“
Susan B. Anthony
Please check out any and all resources for counselling, and start the process of not only repairing, but truly living your life!
Thank you for reading. Next week’s post is about discernment.
Carol Paino~ Parts Of Ourselves