This is a selection of resources that some clients have found helpful. If you have comments or other links I should include here, let me know.
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Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL): 800-715-4225
This free 24-hour service provides crisis intervention, referral, and information if you are in need of immediate assistance.
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
The national 24-hour confidential suicide prevention hotline.
National Institute on Mental Illness
Get information, support, and resources right away.
Hyperbole and a half:
Artist Allie Brosh’s comic is one of the most spot-on, hilarious, and heartfelt explanations of depression and anxiety.
Domestic violence & sexual assault
Savannah Safe Shelter: 912-629-8888
Provides safe, confidential support and assistance to survivors of domestic violence, including a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire: 912-233-7273
Provides prevention education, resources, and advocacy to survivors of rape and sexual assault.
The largest U.S. anti-sexual assault organization, which provides crisis intervention, information, referrals, and support for survivors of violence.
The “digital clinic” for women – schedule video appointments with licensed health care professionals at home or anywhere.
Planned Parenthood Savannah
This office provides pregnancy and STI testing, abortion counseling and services, gynecological exams, and comprehensive health care.
Feminist Women’s Health Center
This Atlanta-based nonprofit empowers cisgendered women and transgender patients through service, education, and advocacy.
Relaxation & self-care
“Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay”:
Questions to ask before giving up – a terrific printable resource for basic self-care.
Body scan meditation:
A form of mindfulness meditation, the body scan can be used at any time, and can help bring focus to body tension and reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic.
Dr. Andrew Weil demonstrates a simple and useful exercise for reducing anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia.
Tara Brach’s RAIN meditation
An easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using just four simple steps.
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
Important information on the effectiveness of yoga practice in managing depression and anxiety, including recommended poses to reduce symptoms.
Yoga for Trauma
Seven essential poses that help release tension and trauma in the body.
Relationships & family
“Separate, connect. Separate, connect.”
A perfect analysis of human relationships through the lens of attachment theory. Should be required reading for not just all parents but also all adults.
Empathy vs. Sympathy
With the help of animator Katy Davis, Dr. Brené Brown explains perfectly why empathy can be so challenging and why it is SO important.
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person
Alain de Botton writes beautifully on the inevitability of disappointment and loneliness in a long-term committed relationship.
The 36 Questions That Lead to Love
Taken from a study by psychologist Arthur Aron, these questions are intended to facilitate intimacy at any stage of a relationship. Good practice for any couple!
Savannah LGBT Center
This exciting new organization is working to support and expand Savannah’s growing LGBTQ+ community by offering support groups, medical clinics and free HIV testing, social events, art exhibits, and more.
First City Network
This Savannah group provides information on national, state, and local resources, advocacy, and mutual support.
Stand Out Youth Savannah
A local safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-23, including weekly support groups, social events, and advocacy.
This national organization provides support to the LGBTQ+ community and anyone living with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
It Gets Better
A video project started by Dan Savage to support LGBTQ+ youth struggling with bullying, harrassment, discrimination, and mental health issues.