connect online for support right now

At The Caregiver Space we work really hard to support each other. We have our chatroom, online support groups, forums, and private messaging so you can connect with each other. Plus, we get some pretty lively discussions going on in Facebook.

But what about when you want to talk to someone now and no one’s online?

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Sam:) aims to create a community of positivity. It connects anonymous strangers to talk about, well, just about anything. To get started you can download the app (on iOS or Android) or text “Start” to 855-912-0219.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis. Text “START” to 741-741 to talk to a trained volunteer.

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups connects people to trained volunteer listeners. Everything you say is anonymous and confidential. They aim to help people develop problem solving skills to get through tough times. They also have group supports and community forums.

The Hope Line

If you’re struggling with a problem and need someone to talk to, you can talk to a Hope Coach over chat, on the phone, or over email.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

Run by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, they provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Relate

If you’re looking to talk to a trained counselor about relationship issues, Relate is here to talk to you on chat, over the phone, or email.

Written by Cori Carl
As Director, Cori is an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for people providing care.

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  1. The hope line takes way too long to start a chat. I’ve been waiting for longer than 7 minutes and I’m number 1 in the queue. I closed the window because at this point it’s not working.

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  2. There’s not a person alive that knows me. I made a big mistake and it’s haunted me for the past 20 years. I have turned in to a recluse and can’t find anyone to talk to. I can’t believe this site is not active with 3+ year old comments! This is a shame and should not remain as a “help” site! DAMMIT WTF

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    • We get dozens of posts and comments a day in our private groups. Having public forums was no longer viable, for a number of reasons. This is a peer organization. If you’d like to talk to someone who’s trained to support you and available 24/7, you should use one of the resources listed above.

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  3. hi

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    • Hi Alison

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  4. I am having issues for years now but the past two have been the worst I am so lost it’s hard to explain but want to so I can get on a path of life again please I need listeners and opinions I am depressed and have no one it seems like right now thanks so much Nicole Buchanan

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  5. Everyone has bad days and if they can vent on this site it helps. Because only people in the same situation can relate to what you go thru.

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  6. Keep a journal, it won’t judge you. I’m so sick of being seen as an evil person because I have the audacity to complain about situations. I must be a terrible person because I’m having a hard time care taking. I have raised eight children and taking care of a person with an illness is nothing like that. I am basically watching my parent turn into a child, Its mentally and physically exhausting.

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