If you or your friend needs urgent help, call 911 right away. Or even take your friend to the emergency room for assistance. If you feel it’s safe, stay with your friend or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.

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You are not alone, and help is always available. Get immediate support 24/7. Reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free, and everything you tell them is confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe.

Carley Tucker – Senior Program Associate at Golden Door Scholars

“Your immigration status should not dictate whether you have access to mental health services.” 

“We all should be proactive in advocating for enhanced mental health services for all people regardless of race, gender, and immigration status”

If you can relate to this storyteller, below are some resources you might find helpful. For immediate text support, reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor for free 24/7. You can also call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free and highly confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to help you or your friend stay safe. Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda. Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454.

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Click here for mental health information and resources for BIPOC communities
  • Golden Doors Scholars is a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships to undocumented immigrants. Click here to learn more
  • Informed Immigrant has connected the undocumented immigrant community with the information and resources they need to become empowered. Click here for resources and here for resources specific to COVID-19
  • NAMI – Click here to view the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide. Scroll to page 13 for important information for immigrant communities. Presioné aquí para ver la guía en español
  • The Dream.US works to provide immigrant youth who came to this country without documentation the ability to go to college. Click here to to learn more about Dream.US and here for information on how to apply for a scholarship.

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