Because some of these websites address trauma with unblinking honesty, sometimes in unflinching detail, be gentle with yourself as you read them. Remember to breathe, and take frequent breaks to check in with yourself about how you’re responding to the information. Make yourself a list of things to do if you get anxious, or read mine.
Getting Help Now
Thinking About Suicide? Read This First
“Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.” Compassion and resources for people who are feeling suicidal.
A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. US: (877) 565-8860, Canada: (877) 330-6366
Tools for Healing
For The Little Ones Inside
Robyn Posin’s ongoing journey of healing and re-parenting of wounded little ones within. “Here rest is recognized as a sacred act; there is always permission to go only as fast as the slowest part of us feels safe to go.”
The National Center for Overcoming Overeating is an educational and training organization working to end body hatred and dieting through self-acceptance and attuned eating. overcomingovereating.com
Healthy Computer Use
WorkRave is a free program which frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit of computer use, helping you avoid Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. You can set both the length of the breaks and the intervals between breaks.