Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election

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If you need help, it’s out there.

Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night’s election results.

Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization.

In an analysis of the messages Crisis Text Line received, data researchers at the organization found the words “election” and “scared” were the top two phrases being mentioned by texters. The most common association with the word “scared” in texts was the phrase “LGBTQ.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour hotline for people who are at risk for self harm, also saw a rise following the results. The number of calls between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Eastern Time increased by 140 percent, according to John Draper, the project director for the Lifeline.

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Spend time with loved ones.
There’s power in human connection and social support. Research shows hanging out with close friends can beat stress.

Keep up a routine.


Write down your emotions.


Allow yourself to feel sad...


...But seek help if it becomes overwhelming.


If you’re in crisis, you can text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election

If you or anyone you know needs help - don't be afraid to ask. Help is available.
 
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Stop Telling Me To Keep Fighting. Today Is About Rage.

Trump’s election means many more Americans than expected hate your gender, your religion, your culture. You.


Did you wake up with swollen eyes this morning? I did.

America is worse off today than it has been at any other point in my lifetime, because voters elected a pumpkin whose insides have been rotted by hate, bigotry and megalomania.

They want him to run this country.

It’s depressing to see how a corrupt circus of an electoral process helped elevate Trump, but institutions continually let us down. It’s most physically gutting to think about how little respect Trump voters ― actual people behind you in the grocery line or beside you on the subway ― have for women, immigrants, Muslims, black people, LGBTQ people, Jews, Sikhs, people with disabilities, or anyone who doesn’t believe white men should have total power once again.

If that doesn’t make your veins pop, your eyes well up, and your hands reach for something to set on fire, please check your pulse.

America is worse off today than it has been at any other point in my lifetime, because voters elected a pumpkin whose insides have been rotted by hate, bigotry and megalomania.

A Trump presidency ― still can’t actually believe I’m writing those words ― is the greatest political assault on human decency I’ve ever witnessed, and we should all feel terrified.

Yet today, many people will tell you to ignore your emotions. They’ll tell you to stay positive, to keep fighting the good fight, to you know, donate to Planned Parenthood or the ACLU. You should be productive! Don’t despair.

They’ll remind you of historical battles and the need to never quit. If you have the impulse to leave the country, they’ll tell you to dig your heels in. After all, you can’t change things by running away.

They are right that we need to double down on fighting the prejudice, sexism and xenophobia that led to Trump’s election. But not today.

Today, we should mourn. Grieve. Scream. Bawl. Lose your fucking shit in any way that doesn’t endanger others.

More: Stop Telling Me To Keep Fighting. Today Is About Rage.

It's no wonder that many may need crisis help. Don't be afraid to ask.
 

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If you need help, it’s out there.

Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night’s election results.

Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization.

In an analysis of the messages Crisis Text Line received, data researchers at the organization found the words “election” and “scared” were the top two phrases being mentioned by texters. The most common association with the word “scared” in texts was the phrase “LGBTQ.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour hotline for people who are at risk for self harm, also saw a rise following the results. The number of calls between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Eastern Time increased by 140 percent, according to John Draper, the project director for the Lifeline.

While we may not know if this particular election that caused psychological distress (it’s possible call volumes increase after any election), it’s also no secret that this divisive and negative race has taken a toll on citizens’ mental health. A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association last month found that the majority of Americans felt significant stress over the election.

“Election stress becomes exacerbated by arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration, particularly with thousands of comments that can range from factual to hostile or even inflammatory,” Lynn Bufka, APA’s associate executive director for practice research and policy, said in a statement following the survey.

That, according to Draper, is what the Lifeline saw firsthand. While the calls into the hotline peaked in the few hours following the results, the stress started to take hold long before. The Lifeline saw a 30 percent rise in calls starting this pas Monday, the day before the election, compared with their average Monday traffic.

“We know during times of great change and uncertainty there are fears, anxieties and, for some, even a large sense of loss,” Draper said. “That’s why the Lifeline is there.”

Exercising self-care can work
The Crisis Text Line analysis found that 88 percent of people who used the service felt connecting with the counselors was useful, which was an increase from their normal rate. Bottom line: These resources do help.

Immediately, it’s important to exercise self care during contentious periods where your mental well-being may be threatened. Experts stress that finding techniques that work for you is crucial.

“Think of three things that make you feel strong: A person, an activity and an online resource,” Nancy Lublin, chief executive officer and founder of Crisis Text Line told HuffPost. “Prioritize these things.”

And, most importantly, both Lubin and Draper hope anyone struggling with a mental health issue ― no matter if it’s election-related or not ― knows that they’re not alone in their experience. Below are a few other ways you can take care of your mental health following the election:

Spend time with loved ones.
There’s power in human connection and social support. Research shows hanging out with close friends can beat stress.

Keep up a routine.
”Going about your day can help during difficult times,” Draper said. That may include going to work, heading to the gym or even just making your weekly grocery store trip. “It’s nice to do things that are familiar because it reminds yourself that you’re not out of control,” he stressed.

Write down your emotions.
Put pen to paper to sort out what’s going on with your psychological wellness. Then it might be worth chucking it: Studies have found that writing down negative feelings andphysically throwing them away can help clear your mind.

Allow yourself to feel sad...
We experience a spectrum of emotions, including negative ones. “Once you fully accept that you are affected by this loss then you can begin to move forward and eventually heal,” grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith wrote in HuffPost.

...But seek help if it becomes overwhelming.
There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone. Reach out to crisis hotlines or a mental health professional if your sadness ― for any reason ― is interfering with your every day life.

If you’re in crisis, you can text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election

If you or anyone you know needs help - don't be afraid to ask. Help is available.
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5 stages of grief, this too will pass. You will be surprised at how good President Trump will be and you will come to realize in time just how bad President Obama was.

Hillary would have been worse yet. She wasn't worthy of the office which is why all the Queen's horses and men weren't enough to push her over the top.
 

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Aw, buck up lil Safe Spacers. So you'll be Trump's bitches for awhile? You'll get used to it. :lmao:
 

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Look, we handled two elections of Obama without going crazy and needing "safe spaces." Some Americans are becoming disabled just by others enabling them and giving them credit for being soft and needy. Buck Up Americans...take it like a soldier and move on for goodness sakes.

Today's universities are the worst at preparing students for the real world. SHeesh!
 

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And the low life degenerate conservative scumbags show up right on cue to make fun of people having serious mental health problems. Appalling.
 

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If you need help, it’s out there.

Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night’s election results.

Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization.

In an analysis of the messages Crisis Text Line received, data researchers at the organization found the words “election” and “scared” were the top two phrases being mentioned by texters. The most common association with the word “scared” in texts was the phrase “LGBTQ.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour hotline for people who are at risk for self harm, also saw a rise following the results. The number of calls between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Eastern Time increased by 140 percent, according to John Draper, the project director for the Lifeline.

While we may not know if this particular election that caused psychological distress (it’s possible call volumes increase after any election), it’s also no secret that this divisive and negative race has taken a toll on citizens’ mental health. A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association last month found that the majority of Americans felt significant stress over the election.

“Election stress becomes exacerbated by arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration, particularly with thousands of comments that can range from factual to hostile or even inflammatory,” Lynn Bufka, APA’s associate executive director for practice research and policy, said in a statement following the survey.

That, according to Draper, is what the Lifeline saw firsthand. While the calls into the hotline peaked in the few hours following the results, the stress started to take hold long before. The Lifeline saw a 30 percent rise in calls starting this pas Monday, the day before the election, compared with their average Monday traffic.

“We know during times of great change and uncertainty there are fears, anxieties and, for some, even a large sense of loss,” Draper said. “That’s why the Lifeline is there.”

Exercising self-care can work
The Crisis Text Line analysis found that 88 percent of people who used the service felt connecting with the counselors was useful, which was an increase from their normal rate. Bottom line: These resources do help.

Immediately, it’s important to exercise self care during contentious periods where your mental well-being may be threatened. Experts stress that finding techniques that work for you is crucial.

“Think of three things that make you feel strong: A person, an activity and an online resource,” Nancy Lublin, chief executive officer and founder of Crisis Text Line told HuffPost. “Prioritize these things.”

And, most importantly, both Lubin and Draper hope anyone struggling with a mental health issue ― no matter if it’s election-related or not ― knows that they’re not alone in their experience. Below are a few other ways you can take care of your mental health following the election:

Spend time with loved ones.
There’s power in human connection and social support. Research shows hanging out with close friends can beat stress.

Keep up a routine.
”Going about your day can help during difficult times,” Draper said. That may include going to work, heading to the gym or even just making your weekly grocery store trip. “It’s nice to do things that are familiar because it reminds yourself that you’re not out of control,” he stressed.

Write down your emotions.
Put pen to paper to sort out what’s going on with your psychological wellness. Then it might be worth chucking it: Studies have found that writing down negative feelings andphysically throwing them away can help clear your mind.

Allow yourself to feel sad...
We experience a spectrum of emotions, including negative ones. “Once you fully accept that you are affected by this loss then you can begin to move forward and eventually heal,” grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith wrote in HuffPost.

...But seek help if it becomes overwhelming.
There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone. Reach out to crisis hotlines or a mental health professional if your sadness ― for any reason ― is interfering with your every day life.

If you’re in crisis, you can text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election

If you or anyone you know needs help - don't be afraid to ask. Help is available.
 

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Stop Telling Me To Keep Fighting. Today Is About Rage.

Trump’s election means many more Americans than expected hate your gender, your religion, your culture. You.


Did you wake up with swollen eyes this morning? I did.

America is worse off today than it has been at any other point in my lifetime, because voters elected a pumpkin whose insides have been rotted by hate, bigotry and megalomania.

They want him to run this country.

It’s depressing to see how a corrupt circus of an electoral process helped elevate Trump, but institutions continually let us down. It’s most physically gutting to think about how little respect Trump voters ― actual people behind you in the grocery line or beside you on the subway ― have for women, immigrants, Muslims, black people, LGBTQ people, Jews, Sikhs, people with disabilities, or anyone who doesn’t believe white men should have total power once again.

If that doesn’t make your veins pop, your eyes well up, and your hands reach for something to set on fire, please check your pulse.

America is worse off today than it has been at any other point in my lifetime, because voters elected a pumpkin whose insides have been rotted by hate, bigotry and megalomania.

A Trump presidency ― still can’t actually believe I’m writing those words ― is the greatest political assault on human decency I’ve ever witnessed, and we should all feel terrified.

Yet today, many people will tell you to ignore your emotions. They’ll tell you to stay positive, to keep fighting the good fight, to you know, donate to Planned Parenthood or the ACLU. You should be productive! Don’t despair.

They’ll remind you of historical battles and the need to never quit. If you have the impulse to leave the country, they’ll tell you to dig your heels in. After all, you can’t change things by running away.

They are right that we need to double down on fighting the prejudice, sexism and xenophobia that led to Trump’s election. But not today.

Today, we should mourn. Grieve. Scream. Bawl. Lose your fucking shit in any way that doesn’t endanger others.

More: Stop Telling Me To Keep Fighting. Today Is About Rage.

It's no wonder that many may need crisis help. Don't be afraid to ask.
 

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And the low life degenerate conservative scumbags show up right on cue to make fun of people having serious mental health problems. Appalling.
Easy there tiger. You're straying from your Safe Space. And I assure you, Left/Democrats have been far more cruel in the past. They even ridiculed Sarah Palin's handicapped child at one point. So calm down and hop off your high horse.
 

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And the low life degenerate conservative scumbags show up right on cue to make fun of people having serious mental health problems. Appalling.
If someone is having a mental breakdown because someone dressed like an Indian for Halloween, or kids wanting midterms cancelled because their candidate did not win...they should be made fun of. If they want a "safe space"....they probably have a bathroom available to them!
 

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If you need help, it’s out there.

Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night’s election results.

Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization.

In an analysis of the messages Crisis Text Line received, data researchers at the organization found the words “election” and “scared” were the top two phrases being mentioned by texters. The most common association with the word “scared” in texts was the phrase “LGBTQ.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour hotline for people who are at risk for self harm, also saw a rise following the results. The number of calls between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Eastern Time increased by 140 percent, according to John Draper, the project director for the Lifeline.

While we may not know if this particular election that caused psychological distress (it’s possible call volumes increase after any election), it’s also no secret that this divisive and negative race has taken a toll on citizens’ mental health. A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association last month found that the majority of Americans felt significant stress over the election.

“Election stress becomes exacerbated by arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration, particularly with thousands of comments that can range from factual to hostile or even inflammatory,” Lynn Bufka, APA’s associate executive director for practice research and policy, said in a statement following the survey.

That, according to Draper, is what the Lifeline saw firsthand. While the calls into the hotline peaked in the few hours following the results, the stress started to take hold long before. The Lifeline saw a 30 percent rise in calls starting this pas Monday, the day before the election, compared with their average Monday traffic.

“We know during times of great change and uncertainty there are fears, anxieties and, for some, even a large sense of loss,” Draper said. “That’s why the Lifeline is there.”

Exercising self-care can work
The Crisis Text Line analysis found that 88 percent of people who used the service felt connecting with the counselors was useful, which was an increase from their normal rate. Bottom line: These resources do help.

Immediately, it’s important to exercise self care during contentious periods where your mental well-being may be threatened. Experts stress that finding techniques that work for you is crucial.

“Think of three things that make you feel strong: A person, an activity and an online resource,” Nancy Lublin, chief executive officer and founder of Crisis Text Line told HuffPost. “Prioritize these things.”

And, most importantly, both Lubin and Draper hope anyone struggling with a mental health issue ― no matter if it’s election-related or not ― knows that they’re not alone in their experience. Below are a few other ways you can take care of your mental health following the election:

Spend time with loved ones.
There’s power in human connection and social support. Research shows hanging out with close friends can beat stress.

Keep up a routine.
”Going about your day can help during difficult times,” Draper said. That may include going to work, heading to the gym or even just making your weekly grocery store trip. “It’s nice to do things that are familiar because it reminds yourself that you’re not out of control,” he stressed.

Write down your emotions.
Put pen to paper to sort out what’s going on with your psychological wellness. Then it might be worth chucking it: Studies have found that writing down negative feelings andphysically throwing them away can help clear your mind.

Allow yourself to feel sad...
We experience a spectrum of emotions, including negative ones. “Once you fully accept that you are affected by this loss then you can begin to move forward and eventually heal,” grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith wrote in HuffPost.

...But seek help if it becomes overwhelming.
There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone. Reach out to crisis hotlines or a mental health professional if your sadness ― for any reason ― is interfering with your every day life.

If you’re in crisis, you can text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election

If you or anyone you know needs help - don't be afraid to ask. Help is available.

Now that "grabbing them by the pussy" has been legalized there is no longer a crisis in my neck of the woods.

And by the way , heterosexual women like to have their pussy grabbed.


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And the low life degenerate conservative scumbags show up right on cue to make fun of people having serious mental health problems. Appalling.
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Stop Telling Me To Keep Fighting. Today Is About Rage.

Trump’s election means many more Americans than expected hate your gender, your religion, your culture. You.


Did you wake up with swollen eyes this morning? I did.

America is worse off today than it has been at any other point in my lifetime, because voters elected a pumpkin whose insides have been rotted by hate, bigotry and megalomania.

They want him to run this country.

It’s depressing to see how a corrupt circus of an electoral process helped elevate Trump, but institutions continually let us down. It’s most physically gutting to think about how little respect Trump voters ― actual people behind you in the grocery line or beside you on the subway ― have for women, immigrants, Muslims, black people, LGBTQ people, Jews, Sikhs, people with disabilities, or anyone who doesn’t believe white men should have total power once again.

If that doesn’t make your veins pop, your eyes well up, and your hands reach for something to set on fire, please check your pulse.

America is worse off today than it has been at any other point in my lifetime, because voters elected a pumpkin whose insides have been rotted by hate, bigotry and megalomania.

A Trump presidency ― still can’t actually believe I’m writing those words ― is the greatest political assault on human decency I’ve ever witnessed, and we should all feel terrified.

Yet today, many people will tell you to ignore your emotions. They’ll tell you to stay positive, to keep fighting the good fight, to you know, donate to Planned Parenthood or the ACLU. You should be productive! Don’t despair.

They’ll remind you of historical battles and the need to never quit. If you have the impulse to leave the country, they’ll tell you to dig your heels in. After all, you can’t change things by running away.

They are right that we need to double down on fighting the prejudice, sexism and xenophobia that led to Trump’s election. But not today.

Today, we should mourn. Grieve. Scream. Bawl. Lose your fucking shit in any way that doesn’t endanger others.

More: Stop Telling Me To Keep Fighting. Today Is About Rage.

It's no wonder that many may need crisis help. Don't be afraid to ask.
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BUHAHAHAHA... Sorry.

Okay. Now. How about we fix our country now and move forward.
 

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