Directory for the national suicide prevention hotline, including options for:
Main line: 1-800-273-8255
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
What does a suicide hotline interaction look like?
It can look like a chat or a phone call! You will be told you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and then you will be transferred to a counselor who can help offer prospective, advice, or just an hand to hold. It is anonymous and the purpose of the hotline is to provide you resources and help, not to tell you what to do or to chastise you.
For resources on suicide awareness, see https://www.therecover.com/suicide-awareness/
PRAYING FOR Somalia
Drought and Terrorist Attacks
Leaders in the Somali community say donating to aid groups that have workers on the ground in Mogadishu is the best way to help those suffering from the terrorist attack. Here are a few examples:
Understanding how to help during/after a disaster can be confusing, but choosing how to donate and/or help is important. Here’s a guide to responsible donating and a list of the best charities helping providing relief to those affected by the drought in East Africa.
PRAYING FOR LAS VEGAS AND FOR VICTIMS OF MASS SHOOTINGS EVERYWHERE
The County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has set up a GoFundMe page to provide aid to victims of the shooting. It is currently past $9 million.
If you would rather donate without using the GoFundMe website can send a check instead, made payable to "Las Vegas Victims' Fund," to the following:
500 S. Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Las Vegas Victim's Fund
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 S. Martin L. King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
One of the most important factors of this is actually initiating gun control laws in this country. The best way to do this is to contact your representatives en masse.
Although we are not in the Las Vegas area, one thing to keep in mind is the constant importance of donating blood.
praying for MARGINALIZED lives
Find your local Black Lives Matter chapter and help stand up and support the Black liberation movement.
Volunteer with Valley Youth House in Philadelphia, an LGBT safe house and network
Sign up to take action with DACA recipients with United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth movement organization in the U.S.
Also relevant for DACA-- call your representatives!
Donate to or engage with TheDream, a group giving financial aid to DACA students.
Join up with Sunrise, a climate justice group that fights corruption in politics and reduce the effects of the climate crisis on marginalized communities.
praying for those affected by national disasters
Hurricane Relief + Puerto Rico
Here’s the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website to sign up to personally volunteer in Puerto Rico.
A guide and source to responsible donating.
There is an IndieGoGo raising money for relief.
And of course! You can contact your representatives to voice your discontent with the lack of action of part of the United States Government.
This list is constantly being updated.