Needing Help and Having Somewhere to Turn
By Duane Hewitt – with the help of many!
At various times in our lives, there comes a point when we all need help. Sometimes we carry burdens that are simply too much to bear. Suicide, fear, pain, anxiety, depression, job loss, homelessness, loneliness, addiction, unwanted pregnancy, age, death, disease, marital problems and relationship breakup, feeling like you have nothing to live for … the many things that can assail us can seem endless. In a world that so often feels like it’s spinning out of control, where does one turn?
But there are those who are available to help; people who have the knowledge, the resources, and the desire to help. And one helping hand, one kind heart, can always lead to another.
Below are a collection of links and resources, primarily for the U.S. and Canada, of people and associations who are available to help you. And keep in mind that any one of these might well be your connection to others who will help you.
Drug Rehab “Changing lives through addiction care & education.”
Grandfolk “Grandfolk is focused on improving the lives of seniors through guidance during key senior transitions related to lifestyle, products, and services.”
The Recovery Village (U.S.) “Mental health disorders are common conditions, affecting an estimated 54 million Americans each year. Mental health conditions can cause frequent stress and can be both emotionally and physically trying. If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health concerns, know that you are not alone and help is available.”
Whoever you are and whatever assails you, please, don’t give up – hang in there.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank (1928 – 1945)
Copyright 2020 Duane Hewitt