If you or a friend are reaching out for help because of depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem or self-harm but don’t know where to look, remember that there is always hope and help available to you if you need it.

Whether you need comfort, guidance or someone to simply listen to the battles you have been through, you are welcome to contact me. I would be happy to listen to you and chat with full confidentiality. You can email me or you can contact me through The Lilac Road blog and my social media websites with your preferred form of contact and I will get in touch with you as soon as I can.
Alternatively, if you feel like you need more urgent help, I encourage you to seek out a trustworthy doctor or counselor who can help you deal with your problems professionally and find safe solutions for you.

These websites also provide mental health services:

For depression and suicidal thoughts //

The Lowdown is a website aimed at youth struggling with depression or anxiety, with options to chat, text or email a qualified person who can help you.

Lifeline offers a telephone counseling service for suicide prevention.

General //

Better Help provides online counseling services.

Youthline has a helpline, text and email service providing youth counseling.

Always remember – don’t lose hope, for it is the anchor for your soul.