In an effort to spread the word on some matters that are important to me, I will post a few informational links here. Please do not take offense to anything that I do (or do not) add here.
Feel free to reach out if you want to share any other info about little-known or misunderstood things (non-political please). You can use the comment field at the bottom of this page to share any ideas.
This life is yours. Use all available resources. I love you.
American Kidney Fund (Donate a Kidney page): https://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-donation-and-transplant
Autism in Females: https://www.healthline.com/health/autism-in-women#general-symptoms
Domestic Abuse (National Domestic Violence Hotline): www.thehotline.org
I don’t have experience with the National Domestic Violence Hotline, but it seems good. You can call, chat, or email, or just learn more about dealing with abusive parents, spouses, etc., by clicking through the menu. They even discuss pet safety. If you would rather call than leave an internet trail, find a safe phone and call them at: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233), TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text “Start” to 88788. If you need a phone to use and don’t want to go to the police, try a library or business-class hotel. This life is yours. Use all available resources. I love you.
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-eds/
Sexual Abuse & Assault: Helping Survivors.org
Helping Survivors.org has some interesting information as well. Again, I don’t have first hand experience with the site but it seems to be a good source of information.
Suicide Prevention: National Institute of Mental Health
“Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency. Learn more on the Lifeline’s website or the Crisis Text Line’s website.
“The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging service. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone or send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder. You can also start a confidential online chat session at Veterans Crisis Chat.”