Trust me, I know what it’s like to be in the middle of a crisis. I spent most of 2014 through 2017 moving from one crisis to another. It was rough. And sometimes, as much as we want to rely on our friends for help, they just don’t know what to say. So, if you’re in crisis, feel free to use some of the following resources, which I personally endorse and/or have volunteered with. If you’re able to, I also encourage you to donate to their causes.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 100 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.
More information at https://www.crisistextline.org/
Donate at https://www.crisistextline.org/donate
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
In the US call 877-565-8860 and in Canada call 877-330-6366.
This is a peer-to-peer support line staffed by transgender people for transgender people. You do not need to be in crisis to use this line. If you’re feeling lonely, need a friendly and understanding voice to work out issues, or want to connect with other resources, you are welcome to call.
Donate to Causes Through Amazon
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
You can also add a browser plugin, such as SmileAlways for Chrome or Amazon SMILE! for Firefox to always be redirected to smile.amazon.com when you shop, so you don’t have to change your bookmarks or remember to type it in manually.