“I stared at the number. I was terrified. Terrified of the shame I felt in asking for help, terrified of being laughed at for being weak… Instead I found someone who listened and that was all I needed at that moment: to be heard.”
“Talking is really important. Once you open up you realise there are lots of people who have felt down or have maybe been on medication. I would say to anyone going through the same thing – just speak to someone.”
THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT
No, really. Don’t believe us? Here’s what some of the CALM helpline staff had to say about CALM’s services.
“You don’t have to be suicidal to contact us, in fact, we would rather talk with you so you don’t reach that point.”
“A conversation with us can help you talk yourself into a calmer frame of mind.”
“The conversations we have and the range of issues we cover are so diverse. It makes every day so different.”
FIND OUT MORE
You can find out more about the stuff that’s getting you down in the CALM Get Help Hub. Read about everything from anxiety, depression and OCD, to relationship breakdowns, racism and work stress.
STRUGGLING? CALL US.
When you’re struggling, or can’t see a way forward, you view life in a different way. We’re here to help you see the future clearly. If you need to talk, we’re here every day, 5pm-midnight. No matter what.