Mental Health Support Resources

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It’s important to us that we celebrate our neighbors’ best days, and support them on hard days. And we also know that some days are especially hard. 

There is no stigma in wanting or needing professional mental health support. The mental health of our community matters to us, and we have compiled a list of resources that can be used to find mental health professionals or hotlines local to you.

Please note that these are links to outside organizations that may not be directly affiliated with Singularity 6. As we are based out of the United States, a number of our specific resources are also located within the United States. 

We hope you find this list helpful.

 

FIND A HELPLINE - THE LARGEST GLOBAL HOTLINE DATABASE.

https://findahelpline.com/

Find a Helpline is run by ThroughLineCare, out of Aotearoa New Zealand. They have done an extensive amount of research and work to create the largest verified global hotline network. Find a Helpline has an easy to use interface to help users search up-to-date global hotline databases. It’s quick and confidential, and supported in over 50 countries/regions.

GENERAL CRISIS HOTLINE RESOURCES

  • https://988lifeline.org/ 
    • If you are in the United States of America, you can dial 988 to reach trained, confidential crisis counselors 24/7.
  • https://lifeline-intl.com/our-network/
    • Lifeline International supports the development of quick-dial crisis counseling in over 20 countries/regions. Their network is located here.
  • https://www.thehotline.org/ 
    • The National Domestic Violence hotline serves adults and children who are experiencing abuse, or who know someone who is experiencing abuse. Text START to 88788 to get support.

GAMING SPECIFIC HOTLINES

  • https://gameshotline.org/
    • This is a Gaming-specific hotline founded by Feminist Frequency that aims to support people who are experiencing hate and harassment in online games.
  • https://www.takethis.org/
    • Take This is an organization that works to decrease the stigma around and increase support for mental health services in the gaming industry, and has links to resources for developers and gamers alike.
  • https://youarerad.org/
    • Rise Above the Disorder is an internet and gaming-focused GLOBAL charity that works to connect people with therapists.

LGBTQIA+ SPECIFIC HOTLINE RESOURCES

  • https://www.lgbthotline.org/
    • Offers support from within the LGBTQIA+ community, including a youth hotline and a hotline specific to concerns or fears around coming out. They also offer a peer support chat.
  • https://www.sageusa.org/what-we-do/sage-national-lgbt-elder-hotline/
    • SAGE provides a number of confidential hotlines and resources for LGBTQIA+ elders. The hotline is available in English and Spanish, and can be translated into 180+ languages.
  • https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ (Designed for minors under 18.)
    • The Trevor Project has many tools for LGBTQIA+ teens and provides confidential crisis counseling via phone call or online chat for the United States of America. 
  • https://www.trevorspace.org/ (Designed for minors under 18.)
    • The Trevor Project’s secure social networking site,TrevorSpace, is available internationally and is a powerful tool for LGBTQIA+ teens to make friends amongst their peers.

HOTLINES FOR MINORS UNDER 18

  • https://www.loveisrespect.org/
    • Love is Respect offers 24/7 peer advocate support for teens concerned about dating violence and abusive relationships. Chat is available through their website, or through texting “loveis” to 22522.
  • https://www.1800runaway.org/
    • The National Runaway Hotline is available for youth thinking about running away, youth who are already on the run, or adults worried about a runaway. Chat or calls are available on their website.
  • https://www.thehotline.org/ 
    • The National Domestic Violence hotline serves adults and children who are experiencing abuse, or who know someone who is experiencing abuse. Text START to 88788 to get support.
  • https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ (Designed for LGBTQIA+ teens.)
    • The Trevor Project has many tools for LGBTQIA+ teens and provides confidential crisis counseling via phone call or online chat for the United States of America. 
  • https://www.trevorspace.org/ (Designed for LGBTQIA+ teens.)
    • The Trevor Project’s secure social networking site,TrevorSpace, is available internationally and is a powerful tool for LGBTQIA+ teens to make friends amongst their peers.

 

This list is not exhaustive and is updated regularly. Singularity 6 and Palia are not emergency services and should not be used as a substitute for professional mental health support.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or at imminent risk of crisis, please contact emergency services or utilize one of the hotline services above. 

Thank you so much.

We’re immensely grateful and proud of the community that has grown up around Palia. We know that hundreds of thousands of players think of Palia as their home away from home, and have crafted real life friendships and connections that will last for lifetimes. One of the things that we are most proud of is the feeling of safety that pervades our community spaces, and how our players feel supported in being their full, authentic selves.

We are not mental health professionals here at Singularity 6, so for the safety and integrity of our professions and our community we cannot provide medical advice. That said, we are working hard to compile international lists of resources and we are always happy to hear suggestions! All credit to the creation and maintenance of these services goes to them, and not to us. We are so grateful these services exist.

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