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A Letter from OUR FOUNDER.

We are here for you and want to do everything we can to help you navigate the tough areas of life. We know what it is like to not feel good enough, to feel overwhelmed, unworthy, confused and depressed. This site was not only developed so that you would feel hope in the darkness, but also so that you would feel confident in knowing that you are not alone and help is available to you. We hope that if you are struggling with any of the following issues, you will take immediate steps towards healing by using the resources on this page. Remember that your story matters, your life is essential, and there is always light at the end of the tunnel .

Krista DEYOUNG
Founder & CEO

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Anxiety

You should seek help if:

  • You experience episodes of intense fear or panic, that may be accompanied by one or more of the following sensation: racing heart, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest pains, extreme nervousness, shaking and a sense that something terrible will happen.
  • You find yourself avoiding certain situations because you are afraid that anxiety might spike or you might have a panic attack.
  • You constantly feel worried or nervous your worrying is interfering with your social, sleep and eating patterns.

Eating disorder

You should seek help if:

  • You have an intense fear of gaining weights.
  • You have uncontrollable eating binges during which you consume large amounts of food and afterwards make yourself vomit.
  • You go through long periods of time without eating or eating very little as means of weight control.
  • It is very important to you that you are thinner than all of your friends.
  • You use laxatives or diuretics as a means of weight control.

SUICIDE

You should seek help if:

  • You have suicidal thoughts or plan of any kind
  • You are experiencing an increase in drug or alcohol use
  • You have withdrawn from your family or friends and experience dramatic mood changes.
  • You often think like: “I don’t want to live anymore”, “there is nothing to live for anymore”, “people will be better off without me”
  • You feel hopelessness or purposelessness you are taking part in aggressive, impulsive and/or violent acts.

Anxiety

You should seek help if:

  • You experience episodes of intense fear or panic, that may be accompanied by one or more of the following sensation: racing heart, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest pains, extreme nervousness, shaking and a sense that something terrible will happen.
  • You find yourself avoiding certain situations because you are afraid that anxiety might spike or you might have a panic attack.
  • You constantly feel worried or nervous your worrying is interfering with your social, sleep and eating patterns.

Eating disorder

You should seek help if:

  • You have an intense fear of gaining weights.
  • You have uncontrollable eating binges during which you consume large amounts of food and afterwards make yourself vomit.
  • You go through long periods of time without eating or eating very little as means of weight control.
  • It is very important to you that you are thinner than all of your friends.
  • You use laxatives or diuretics as a means of weight control.

SUICIDE

You should seek help if:

  • You have suicidal thoughts or plan of any kind
  • You are experiencing an increase in drug or alcohol use
  • You have withdrawn from your family or friends and experience dramatic mood changes.
  • You often think like: “I don’t want to live anymore”, “there is nothing to live for anymore”, “people will be better off without me”
  • You feel hopelessness or purposelessness you are taking part in aggressive, impulsive and/or violent acts.

Depression

You should seek help if:

  • You have been experiencing symptoms of depression for more than two weeks you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
  • You feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness the people around you are starting worry about you.
  • You have suicidal thoughts or are self-harming
  • your depression is seriously interfering with your ability to function at school or work, with your family, and in your social life.

Depression

You should seek help if:

  • You have been experiencing symptoms of depression for more than two weeks you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
  • You feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness the people around you are starting worry about you.
  • You have suicidal thoughts or are self-harming
  • your depression is seriously interfering with your ability to function at school or work, with your family, and in your social life.

Self HArm

You should seek help if:

  • You are injuring yourself, even in a minor way, or if you have thoughts of harming yourself.
  • you are intentionally causing harm to yourself including cutting words or symbols, hitting or punching, piercing, pulling out hair or continuously interfering with wound healing.

Trauma

You should seek help if you: 

  • Have suicidal thoughts or plan of any kind
  • Are experiencing flashbacks 
  • Are experiencing an increase in drug or alcohol use
  • Have withdrawn from your family or friends and have experienced dramatic mood changes.
  • Have experienced an unwanted sexual encounter of any kind 
  • Have experienced violence, witnessed violence or has experienced an emotionally negative event that is weighing on you
  • Feel hopelessness or purposelessness 

Self HArm

You should seek help if:

  • You are injuring yourself, even in a minor way, or if you have thoughts of harming yourself.
  • you are intentionally causing harm to yourself including cutting words or symbols, hitting or punching, piercing, pulling out hair or continuously interfering with wound healing.

Trauma

You should seek help if you: 

  • Have suicidal thoughts or plan of any kind
  • Are experiencing flashbacks 
  • Are experiencing an increase in drug or alcohol use
  • Have withdrawn from your family or friends and have experienced dramatic mood changes.
  • Have experienced an unwanted sexual encounter of any kind 
  • Have experienced violence, witnessed violence or has experienced an emotionally negative event that is weighing on you
  • Feel hopelessness or purposelessness 

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In an Emergency

CALL 911

An emergency is any situation in which you or a friend may be in danger of hurting themselves or others. Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

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