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How can I see a counselor if it's urgent?

Asked by skateangel (298 points ) April 25th, 2012

I really need help (emotionally, physically, mentally) but all the therapists/counselor in my area are busy and won’t give me an appointment until a month from now, but I can’t wait that long:/ Is there any place I can go to for urgent help, besides a hospital? Thanks

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blueknight73's avatar

Are you in college? I know colleges around here have therapist/counselors.

jrpowell's avatar

If talking to a stranger that is pretty fucked up himself would help I will PM you my AIM id. I am willing to listen. I have been a part of shitting on cop cars. I’m not normal but I figured out how to get by.

If you don’t want to talk you might need a trip to the ER.

funkdaddy's avatar

In my area you can dial 211 and they have information on different resources that are available. It’s a general help line, so you’ll need to be specific, but there are generally services available for emergency counseling.

Also found this with a search online, it lists 800 numbers for more specific resources, depending on your situation.

Personally, I’d make an appointment with someone you trust and then chat with @johnpowell.

JLeslie's avatar

What country are you in?

Can you make an appointment with your internist? You said you are having some physical problems and emotional. Your primary doctor might be able to get you in more quickly with a therapist.

If you have a psychiatric/behavioral hospital near you, you usually can walk in and they will assess you, or you can call and they will assess you over the phone.

Can you reach out to a family member?

Feel free to tell us here what is bothering you if it will help.

missingbite's avatar

It doesn’t matter if you are a believer or not, walk into a church and talk with someone. If you seek help at a church you will be seen. I know my church helps plenty of people that need guidance and it is not all gospel talk. They will help you without judging you and they will also help you find someone more full time. Good luck and God bless.

likipie's avatar

There are a bunch of hotlines you can call and most of them are free. They have local hotlines and nation wide hotlines, most of which are open 24/7. I know it’s not the same as talking to someone in person, but it’s better than nothing. It can be totally anonymous if you wish it to be and they can be extremely helpful. It may not seem like it would help at all but I’ve talked to some pretty amazing people on these hotlines. I hope everything works out for you.

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