• Announcements

    • If you're suicidal and need help now

      Call/email a semi-pro. There are many free sources of help on the web and the phone. USA: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE - 24 hours a day Australia: Lifeline at 13 11 14 - 24 hours a day New Zealand: Lifeline at 0800 543 354 - 24 hours a day Ireland: Samaritans at 1850 60 90 90 - 24 hours a day UK: Samaritans at 08457 90 90 90 - 24 hours a day Canada: Try a number from here Canada/Youth (under 20): Kids' Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 - 24 hours a day (anonymous and confidential - can't trace calls) Canada and USA / Youth: Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 (2 pm til midnight) Trans* Folks: (877) 565 8860 - by and for trans* folks in North America - translifeline.org If you don't want to chat on the phone, you can chat with a trained volunteer online here: https://www.imalive.org Websites and other info: You can call The Samaritans if you are in Ireland (1850 60 90 90) or the UK (08457 90 90 90), . They provide "confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day". You can contact them by email, phone, or letter, or talk to someone face to face at one of their branches. If you are in Australia, you can contact Lifeline at 13 11 14. They are open 24 hours a day. If you would prefer, you can also try out their online crisis chat which is open from 8 pm - 4am AEST. People from New Zealand can also call Lifeline - see number above. NZ folks can also see this website for a list of helplines: http://www.mhc.govt.nz/urgent-help If you are in the US, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day. If you are in Canada, you can try this list of regional crisis lines (mainly in Ontario). If you are in Canada and under 20, you can call Kids' Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 (it's confidential and they can't trace your call). If you are in Canada and you require support in French, Suicide Action Montreal operates a bilingual line: (514) 723-4000 If none of these are in your area, you can try searching "suicide or crisis helpline in [insert your location here]." If you STILL can't find anything and you need to talk to someone now, try calling one of the above lines, even if it isn't in your area. Here are some websites that provide support and information about suicide and suicide prevention. They may also contain lists of helplines that are not listed above: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/ http://www.suicide.org/ http://suicide.com/ http://suicidal.com/

Cocktails - Medicated to the Gills and Floundering

Bloody Marys, Long Island Iced Teas, Harvey Wallbangers - not really. Alcohol plus psychoactive meds = big no-no. The cocktails here are made from multiple medications. Sometimes they work together in strange and mysterious ways, even if they're not clinically supposed to. See http://www.aidsmeds.com/cmm/DrugsNewContent.asp for a good interaction checker.

960 topics in this forum

    • 3 replies
    • 4573 views
    • 0 replies
    • 4600 views
    • 0 replies
    • 6314 views
    • 2 replies
    • 67 views
    • 0 replies
    • 56 views
    • 44 replies
    • 18777 views
    • 217 replies
    • 72464 views
    • 0 replies
    • 148 views
    • 9 replies
    • 4367 views
    • 4 replies
    • 191 views
    • 12 replies
    • 737 views
    • 23 replies
    • 1380 views
    • 32 replies
    • 1172 views
    • 14 replies
    • 523 views
    • 2 replies
    • 202 views
    • 18 replies
    • 431 views
    • 9 replies
    • 401 views
    • 15 replies
    • 537 views
    • 2 replies
    • 347 views
    • 17 replies
    • 548 views
    • 1 reply
    • 718 views
    • 1 reply
    • 375 views
    • 4 replies
    • 654 views
    • 6 replies
    • 449 views
    • 6 replies
    • 661 views