Help Resources

Disclaimer: First and foremost this is a literary journal. We are not a mental health care provider or a physical health care provider and cannot offer professional advice on the matter. These are links to resources that might be helpful. We suggest consulting with a physical health care or mental health care provider prior to implementing changes. We are not “saviors.”

Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency.

COVID-19, Coronavirus: The CDC’s Guide. What is it, prevention, anti-stigma, high risk population support, what to do if you get it, recovery. How to mentally cope with social/physical distancing. Tips for social distancing.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: Free & Confidential. Call: 1-800-273-8255. Visit website.

COVID-19: DIGITAL EMERGENCY LIBRARY: Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library. Click here.

Free & Confidential Just Need-Someone-Kind-to-Talk-To Helpline: 1-855-325-4296, CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank, Emotional Support. You don’t have to have suicidal ideation to talk to someone. Don’t have to be local for free phone support.

FOOD & SHELTER
Free food finder, food cards/stamps, and free shelter. Women and children shelter.

SURVIVOR SUPPORT
Confidential free support for survivor of sexual assault. Click here.

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDERGRAD TO PhD)
Student Physical & Mental Health: If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, call your university’s hospital & clinics, health center, wellness center, or counseling/therapy department to schedule an appointment. Here is a resource on GETTING A THERAPIST NOW IN COLLEGE. End the stigma. BIPOC Therapy.

MENTAL HEALTH – Help Now!
Find a therapist: Click here.

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE & ORG
Call: 1−800−799−7233 . Or, click here.
On emotional, physical, and/or relationship abuse.

FULL-TIME JOBS WITH HEALTH INSURANCE
Try here. Or here. Or higher ed here.

IMMIGRATION
Resources on immigration, citizenship, and crisis. Here.

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, SERIOUS ONSET, & SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Helpline: Free. Call 1-800-662-4357. Treatment, referral,and information. Ask about free or affordable therapy. Ask about therapy for the uninsured. Alcoholics Anonymous OR Easy Way to Control Alcohol OR/& BIPOC Sobriety.

EQUITABLE ACCESS TO LITERATURE
Public Library Directory. How to Get a Library Card.

Mental Health:
Onset of recent serious mental illness treatment finder: Here.

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Low cost & free health care finder: Click here. Find free Iowa City health care.
To apply for health insurance: Click here.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE / ADDICTION + RECOVERY
Substance Abuse:
Treatment Finder. Treatment with insurance: Here.
Treatment without insurance: Here.

IMPRISONMENT
Reentry. Here. Restorative Justive. Here. Iowa Prison Writing Project. Here.

LANGUAGE & LITERACY
Love all languages. Here.

ENGLISH LEARNER & ENGLISH/ES EQUITY
Translation help. Dictionary here. Learn English for free here. Adult help with English literacyAfrican American vernacular English is English.

BECAUSE SUPPORTING DIVERSITY IN POETRY SUPPORTS WELL-BEING.
LGBTQ poetry group: Lambda Literary Foundation. Visit here.
Black poetry group: Cave Canem. Visit here. Black Poetry Review. Visit here.
Asian American poetry group: Kundiman. Visit here.
Latino/a poety group: Canto Mundo. Visit here.
Indigenous / American Indian Arts MFA. Visit here.
Women in poetry group: Perugia Press. Visit here.
Emerging writers: Grub Street. Visit here.
No Mentor? AWP’s Mentorship Program. Visit here.
Veteran writers: American Legion Journal Poetry. Visit here.
Medical & poets with illness: Well Poetry Review. Examined Life Journal. Visit here.
Advanced age poetry award: Emily Dickinson Award. Visit here.

And Poets.org and Poetryfoundation.org BECAUSE SOMETIMES THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A POEM THAT HAS SURVIVED A CENTURY.

You are not alone. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

When Helping Is Hurting: What is the savior complex? What is the “white savior complex“?

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