Help Beyond Brunch (Emergency Contacts)

Sometimes brunch isn’t enough

We pride ourselves on being a safe space for those who identify as geek girls, but our safe space only meets IRL once a month. What about the other times you’re in need? What if you need a safe space now? What if you think you need a little more assistance than a friendly face once a month? In keeping with our #GGBDoBetter campaign, we want to make sure that we’re doing better for you outside of brunch. Whatever your needs, there is always hope. Here’s where you can turn in an emergency situation.

United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Created to raise awareness, offer support, fund research and call for action in regard to advancing a national response to the problem of suicide.

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

The Trevor Project 
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth
1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline
This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need.
US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366

RAINN:
National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 [24/7 hotline]

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Planned Parenthood
Provides comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services

HopeLine
Donate your old phone to a victim of domestic violence

Local Shelters and Food Banks

Women’s Shelters
Nationwide Directory of shelters for women

Feeding America
Find your local food bank

Addiction Resources

The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center
1-800-390-4056

NCADD
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance

The Recovery Village
Personalized Addiction Treatment

United Kingdom

The Samaritans
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
call 08457 90 90 90
text 07725 909090

The Samaritans has also compiled a comprehensive list of emergency contacts for all your needs across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. 

Got Anxiety?

Baby Animals

North Shore Animal League Puppy & Kitten Cams

ZooBorns

Calming Breaths

  • Take a long, slow breath in through your nose, first filling your lower lungs, then your upper lungs.
  • Hold your breath to the count of “three.”
  • Exhale slowly through pursed lips, while you relax the muscles in your face, jaw, shoulders, and stomach. (via anxieties.com)

Contact us if you have any suggestions for resources to add for other geek girls.

Whatever you need, we will do our best to help. We’re here for you.