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Please note that Ekklēsía Iwigá nor its clergy, deacons, or lay staff do not have the authority to intervene in or give advice on personal situations. We are not equipped to accept reports of suicide or suspected abuse or neglect or to offer crisis counseling. 

 

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While this list includes some of the most shared resources, it is by no means all-inclusive.

Suicide:

If a person is threatening to kill themselves in the immediate future, is actively trying to kill themselves, or has just made a suicide attempt, call 911!

If a person is expressing that they have suicidal thoughts or you see signs of possible suicidality, it's important to take it seriously. Sometimes, a suicidal person may ask you to keep their situation a secret. It can be tempting to promise to keep this secret and/or to take on the burden of supporting them all on your own; however, these are not good ideas. Consider the possible consequences of failing to get the person professional help. It is a sign of caring to get help for someone who is at risk of killing themselves, even if it makes them angry at you. If you are unsure of what to do, you can call: 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for advice at 1-800-273-8255 24/7.

Crisis Resources:

Is Someone Hurting You?

It's not your fault.  It's against the law. It affects your health and your children.

Local agencies can provide:

  • support in deciding what to do

  • legal advice

  • counseling for you and your children

  • a safe place to go if you need to leave quickly

 

Emergency 911

If you call the police:

  • get the name and badge # of the officer

  • get police case #

  • you have a right to get a restraining order

  • county Legal Aid Society may be able to help

 

The following national resources are available on evenings, weekends, and holidays:

 

  • Childhelp® for help with reporting child abuse and neglect or to speak with a counselor

    • (800) 422-4453. 

  • Child Welfare Gateway,

    • Click here

  • Crisis Text Line:

    • Text messages (SMS) are answered by trained, supervised volunteer counselors within a few minutes of your texting; free for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon customers; text START to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime.

  • ImAlive

    • (800) 784-2433/(800) 442-4673 (HOPE)

  • Monarch Services (sexual assault and domestic violence services)

    • (888) 900-4232

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    • (800) 799-7233 ([800] 799-SAFE); TTY (800) 787-3224 

  • National Teen Dating Abuse

    • (866) 331-9474; TTY (866) 331-8453

  • National Sexual Assault 

    • (800) 656-4673

  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

    • (800) 656-4673 (800-656-HOPE)

  • The Trevor Project (crisis resources for LGBTQI youth and young adults)

    • (866) 488-7386 / (866) 4-U-Trevor

  • Women's Health

    • Catholics For Choice

    • Planned ParentHood

  • Veterans Crisis Line

    • (800) 273-8255 and press "1"

 

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