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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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
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
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)
Provides comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services
Donate your old phone to a victim of domestic violence
Local Shelters and Food Banks
The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance
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.
- 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.