The Power of Hope on the Journey of Recovery

In this episode of the Ardent Axiom I reflect on how important hope is on the journey of recovery, as well as the other factors that aid in the process of healing after a mental health crisis or struggle with a substance use disorder.

If you or someone you know needs help:

U.S. National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
(Call or Text the Number 988)
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Spanish and hearing impaired communication available, visit the site for alternative online chat options.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline
Free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service (English and Spanish), for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use issues.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
Provides 24/7 assistance with crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text options available.

Crisis Text Line
(U.S. and Canada – text the word HELLO to 741741)
Trained Crisis Counselors who volunteer their time to provide 24/7, free and confidential support for people in crisis, utilizing active listening and collaborative problem solving. Also available in the United Kingdom (text 85258) and Ireland (text 50808).

The Trevor Project
(Call 1-866-488-7386 or text 678678)
A 24/7 resource for LGBT youth struggling with a crisis or suicidal thoughts. The line is staffed by trained crisis counselors. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people.

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Tima Mirosnichenko
Cotton Video & Graphics

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