Do you feel like giving up?

Giving up?

In the chronic illness community, you will find some of the strongest people you will ever come across. They are warriors who fight many battles daily, often against their own bodies or minds, just to get through each day. As much as there is hope and strength, there is also a lot of neglect and isolation.

I often come across people who are losing all hope. They feel so alone in the world, disbelieved or misunderstood, but in reality there is so much support and love available to them if they just reach out or know where to look.

I’m so sorry if you’re struggling so much that you feel like there’s nobody who cares. But giving up should never be an option, you can overcome this! My heart breaks at the thought that somebody could feel so isolated and alone in their pain when there are so many people who really do care!

I have been searching online for some numbers you could call when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and have lost all hope. There are many services available worldwide and they’re free!

Emergency Helplines: who to call when you need help

If you’re in the UK, then you can call Samaritans at 116 123, which is free to call from within the UK and Ireland, even from mobiles.

If you’re in the USA, their number is 1 (800) 273-TALK.

For helplines worldwide, here’s a list by country: Helplines worldwide

There are people waiting 24/7 to talk with you and listen to you. Anytime, anywhere.

There are also many prayer services available where people are available to pray or chat anytime:

  • See this page for a list of prayer-lines in the UK.
  • If you’re in the USAcontact K-love or call (800) 525-LOVE (5683).
  • Using the above links, you can send prayer requests by email or chat online, worldwide.

 

These people care, they wouldn’t be doing that work if they didn’t. Reach out and talk so somebody. There is always a way through the crisis, always. We don’t always see it ourselves because we’re too consumed by it, so speaking with somebody else can really help gain perspective and find solutions that we are unable to see at the time.

Keep sharing your thoughts and feelings with your friends, family, teachers, colleagues, even people online – the chronic illness community is always there for you, and they get it. Many of them have been through similar experiences. You are not alone in this!

You’re stronger than you think and you don’t have to go through this alone. Reach out, send a message, make a phone call.

Be brave

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