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Atheist Grief Resources

Grief for Atheists by Betsy DeVille

For Immediate Help
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
Provides free & confidential 24/7 emotional support​

Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741 (US), 686868 (Canada), 85258 (UK) Texting this number will connect you with a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7

Youth Helpline – Your Life Your Voice: 1-800-448-3000
Provides national (United States) 24/7 toll free support for children, teens, and young adults.

Teen Lifeline: 602-248-8336 (TEEN) OR  1-800-248-8336 (TEEN) statewide in Arizona

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Providing referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

The Trevor Project
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 available 24/7Trevor Chat12:00pm – 6:00pm (PT), 7 days a week online
Trevor Text: Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Fridays only between 1:00pm – 5:00pm PST. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Leads the crisis intervention & suicide prevention efforts for LGBTQIA+ individuals between 13-24 years old.

National Domestic Violence Helpline*:
 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) – Provides free & confidential 24/7 expert support to those experiencing domestic violence or seek information.
Online Chat (top right corner of screen): Available everyday from 7:00am-2:00am (CT)
*PLEASE NOTE: Your computer may be monitored in a situation of domestic abuse.

​National Sexual Assault Hotline:
​Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) –
 Connects you with trained staff offering a range of free services
Online Chat (button center-top of screen): Connects you with help 24/7 ​National Eating Disorders Association Helpline
Hotline: 1-800-931-2237 available 11am -​ 9pm (ET) Mon-Thur and 11am – 5pm (ET) Fri
Online Chat (click on left green textbox): 9am – 9pm (ET) Mon-Thur and 9am – 5pm (ET) Fri 211 L.A.: 211 (Los Angeles)
Dial 211 to receive information and referrals for all health and human services in Los Angeles County. Offers 24/7 support with trained community advisors.

St. Louis Queer+ Support Hotline: 314-370-7774 (toll-free: 844-785-7774) Fridays-Mondays, 1PM-7PM
Trained volunteers provide free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals. Anyone (not just queer St. Louisans) can use their services​!
If you prefer to be called rather than make the call, you can request a call at! A trained LGBTQIA-affirming peer counselor will call you at your preferred time.

Secular Therapy Project  connecting non-religious or secular persons with outstanding mental health professionals, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and others. Using our system is simple and requires very little information from you. Our goal is to protect your confidentiality until you find a therapist to correspond with or to work with.

SuperBetter online science-based game intending to build resilience

International Self-Care Foundation

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression

Volunteer Opportunities for Atheists
Not all volunteer organizations welcome non-believers. These organizations either don’t care a fig about your belief system or are actively secular.

Volunteer from Home

Volunteer with Others

Meals on Wheels

AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS (Founded by Deist-Unitarian Clara Barton)
HANDS ON HUMANITY is a project of the Universalist Movement. It is operated by Atheists and other secularists, and is concentrating on the Birmingham, Ala. area. It has applied for non-profit status.

The MASONIC SERVICES ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA has established a Katrina Hurricane Relief fund and accepts on-line donations.
NETWORK FOR GOOD (has numerous listings for helping groups, both religious and secular)
HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES (Our winged and four-legged friends need help, too!)

Secular Coalition for America

Volunteer Match

Meditation Resources

Sam Harris


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