safety, recovery and mental health resources

emergency numbers

If you’re in a dangerous or life-threatening situation call the emergency services.




066 or 911




999 or 112


999 or 112








000 or 112

new zealand


south africa


on mobile phones


Call one of these hotlines for free, confidential advice and support.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line

Disaster Distress

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline

Postpartum Support International eating disorders helpline

Trans Lifeline 

Racial Equity Support Lin

outside of the usa

Canada: Crisis Services Canada

UK: Samaritans

Australia: Lifeline

Ireland: Samaritans

trauma & addiction recovery

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Somatic Experiencing (SE) 
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Happy Days, The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace by Gabby Bernstein
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
In an Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine, PhD
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine, PhD
High Watch Recovery Center
The Meadows
The Trauma Center
Center for Motivation & Change
National Center for PTSD 
In The Rooms
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  
Gambling Addiction Advice

mental health

Psychology Today Therapist Directory
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Steve Fund
UK: NHS Mental Health Help
Australia: Health Direct Mental Health Help
Canada: Wellness Together
Mental Health Support Canada
Dear Gabby Podcast: How to Care for Your Mental Health

postpartum mental health

If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby, take action now: put the baby in a safe place, like a crib. Call a friend, family member, or mental health hotline for help.

If you’re concerned about your mental health, call your doctor’s or other primary health care provider’s emergency number or go to your local hospital emergency room. Tell someone you trust about what you are feeling; ask them to help you take these steps.

Postpartum Support International
The Motherhood Center ​​
Postpartum Health Alliance 
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: info and resources on PPD & PPA

eating disorders


National Eating Disorders

The Bulimia Project


The Trevor Project

Trans Lifeline 

UK: LGBT Foundation


Good Grief

Grief Share

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Tears to Triumph by Marianne Williamson

Jack Kornfield guided meditation on grief

Chopra Center written guidance on meditating after loss

Brad Yates video for tapping on loss and grief*

Nick Ortner’s audio lesson and EFT guidance on processing grief*

*Important note: Unexpected emotions can arise when you practice Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, also known as tapping). If your loss is very recent, or if you feel overwhelmed by grief, tap with caution or wait until you have recovered more.