When we compose a story we are trying to make writing that is worth reading. We want to talk about tough issues but to do that sometimes the topics might be hard for someone to read. We have no control over who lands on our website or what challenges they may face. We are not here to marginalize victims, glorify abuse or toxicity, but to feature it as it is in the world. We have content and trigger warnings on our stories so that readers know what they are getting into. We have also provided this list of resources for anyone who is ready to receive help. We want you to know that you are not alone.
Personal Note: As the founder of the 23rd Archive I have experienced sexual and physical abuse first hand. By reading and writing about it was able to better understand it. I hope that you too may gain insight from these works.
- Suicide Prevention LifelineExternal1-800-273-8255
- Veterans Crisis LineExternal1-800-273-8255
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National HelplineExternal(1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- OK2Talk Helpline Teen HelplineExternal1 (800) 273-TALK
- Crisis Text LineText SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
Resources for Opioid and Substance Abuse
Help Finding Treatment
- SAMSHA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
- American Psychiatric Association Foundation Find a Psychiatrist
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder
- American Psychological Association Find a Psychologist
- The Campaign to Change DirectionExternalThe Change Direction initiative is a campaign to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.
- Moms’ Mental Health MattersExternalThis initiative is designed to educate consumers and healthcare providers about who is at risk for depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, the signs of these problems, and how to get help.
- Rx AwarenessThe Rx Awareness campaign tells the real stories of people whose lives were torn apart by prescription opioids. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness that prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. The campaign also strives to decrease the number of individuals who use opioids recreationally or overuse them.