Many people are struggling in silence, and although we don’t have all the answers ourselves, it’s our hope that The Real Project serves as a conversation starter and helps open the door to real chats about mental health. By spreading awareness and initiating real conversations, we’re optimistic we can help fight the stigma while inspiring, empowering, and encouraging people to speak up and reach out for the help they need! If you or someone you love find yourself in a crisis, please call or text the lifelines below:
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. Call, text, or chat 988 for access to a trained crisis counselor.
Crisis Text Line
Text "HELLO" to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
Text "teen2teen" to 839863, or call 1-877-968-8491
YouthLine provides a safe space for children and adults ages 11-21 to talk through any issues they may be facing, including eating disorders, relationship or family concerns, bullying, sexual identity, depression, self-harm, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.