Please present to your nearest emergency room or call 911, non-emergency, or your local crisis line if immediate assistance is needed. Call 911 to report abuse/neglect of a child, vulnerable adult, or an animal.
New: Call or text 988 for immediate mental health assistance.
- Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid Insurance: 800-699-9075
- David Romprey Warmline (Oregon only): 800-698-2392
- Online reporting for animal abuse, including abuse on the internet: https://www.aspca.org/investigations-rescue/report-animal-cruelty
- If you suspect or witness abuse/neglect of a child or elderly/disabled adult (Oregon only): 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)
- If you suspect or witness animal abuse/neglect, call 911 or (Oregon only): 503-802-3707
- Hate and bias crime reporting line: 1-844-924-2427 www.standagainsthate.oregon.gov
- To file a complaint to the Oregon Board for therapists: https://www.oregon.gov/oblpct/Pages/Complaint.aspx
- To file a complaint to the Oregon Board for social workers: https://www.oregon.gov/blsw/Pages/FileAComplaint.aspx
- Veterans' services: https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Resources/Pages/default.aspx
- Substance use support: www.bestcaretreatment.org
- Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
- Non-emergency Washington County: 503-629-0111
- Non-emergency Multnomah County: 503-823-3333
- Non-emergency Clackamas County: 503-655-8211
- Beaverton Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC): 503-469-8620. www.dvrc-or.org
- Community mental health agencies by county: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/AMH/Pages/CMH-Programs.aspx
- Culturally-specific mental health programs in Multnomah County: https://www.multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/culturally-specific-behavioral-health-resources
- Peer support/Peer-delivered services: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/optic
- National suicide hotline (press 1 for veterans): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-6264. www.nami.org
- National hotline for mental health and substance use support (in English and Spanish): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Addiction treatment hotline: 1-877-686-7688. www.drugabuse.com
- Admissions hotline for mental health retreats: 877-632-4478.
- Text line: text the word "home" to 741741. (In Oregon, text the word "Oregon")
- General line for local resources: 211
- Domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). www.thehotline.org
- Poison control: 1-800-222-1222
- Animal poison control: 888-426-4435
- Online gambling support: www.gamtalk.org
- Gambling support hotline: 1-877-695-4648
- National queer youth talk line: 800-246-7743
- National AIDS hotline: 800-342-7889, Spanish: 800-344-7432
BIPOC mental health support: https://www.thementalhealthcoalition.org/bipoc-mental-health-resources/
Kink and poly-friendly therapy: https://me-therapy.com/kink-and-poly-friendly-therapy-what-is-it/
- Therapy for "all identities and abilities in all bodies:" https://www.inclusivetherapists.com
- Military helpline: 1-888-457-4838
- Veterans' crisis text line: text 838255
- Older adults: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/options-for-seniors-with-mental-health-conditions/
- College students: https://www.intelligent.com/
online-college-guide-for- students-with-mental-health- disorders/
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
- Trans-specific suicide hotline: 1-877-565-8860
- Helpline: 888-843-4564
- Eugene Gay Men's Chorus: Eugene, OR
- LGBT-specific domestic violence/intimate partner violence resource: www.saving-grace.org
- Quality healthcare in Central Oregon: Mosaic Community Health www.MosaicCH.org
- Gender-affirming resource hub: www.genderhive.org insta: @gender__hive
- Basic Rights Oregon: www.basicrights.org
- Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): www.pflagcentraloregon.webs.com
- Trans-specific resources: www.outsidein.org
- Cascade AIDS Project: www.cascadeaids.org/programs/support-services/
- Queer Creators Collective: www.queercreatorscollective.com
- FTM International: www.ftmi.org
- Gay Men of African Descent: www.gmad.org
- National Center for Transgender Equality: www.transequality.org
- National LGBT Health Education Center: www.lgbthealtheducation.org
- Transgender Law & Policy Institute: www.transgenderlaw.org
- Online discussion boards for trans youth and their parents, partners, and children of trans adults: www.transfamily.org
- Transgender Zone: www.transgenderzone.com
- Toolkits for transitioning in various settings: www.lambdalegal.org/publications/toolkits
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: www.glma.org
- Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, online referral system: www.aglp.memberclicks.net/aglp-referral
For more info about the following, email: email@example.com
Trans teen online talk group (ages 12-19)
Trans youth online chat group (ages 13 and under)
- LGBT national youth hotline (up to age 25): 1-800-246-7743.
- LGBT national hotline: 1-888-843-4564
Description of Terms
- "Dissociation" is a general term that is often described as zoning or spacing out, seeming far away or not there, or losing time. It happens when the brain and body disconnect from each other, allowing your mind to go somewhere else while your body goes through the motions. It's a very adaptive way of coping when you're in a situation that you can't get out of. Dissociation exists on a spectrum, from mild to severe. Mild dissociation is normal and something we all experience to some level on a regular basis. For example: Forgetting where you put your keys, having no memory of your drive to work, or thinking about something else during a conversation, or reading a book and then realizing you don't know what it was about. Dissociation beyond these typical occurences can feel like losing track of longer periods of time, having gaps in your memory from the day, last week, or for years of your childhood, getting lost in an activity for an unknown length of time, being unsure whether or not you did something (like ate a meal), or not recognizing people who seem to know you.
- "Dissociative disorders" is a group of five types of dissociative experiences that can become a diagnosed mental health condition. Usually, a person with high levels of dissociation or who meets the criteria for a diagnosis of a dissociative disorder has survived prolonged traumatic events and/or lived in a significantly stressful environment as a child. It can extend to levels of dissociation that are sometimes described as having a dissociative identity, amnesia, fugue, living with internal parts, depersonalization, or derealization.
- "Parts" is a term that refers to different aspects of your identity that are separate from each other and live together as a system. Also known as "headmates," "plurals," or "alters," parts may have their own names, their own trauma triggers, and hold specific memories from your past - possibly some memories that you are not presently aware of. Some parts might be self-destructive or seem to direct their anger toward you. Parts can be all ages and genders. Sometimes a part may be an animal or non-human character, such as a robot. When you first become aware of your parts, or become "system aware," it can be overwhelming to gain a sense of stability when they all want different things. They often have different goals and very strong emotions. Communication among internal parts is not the same thing as hearing and seeing things, as in visual or auditory hallucinations. All parts are motivated by the instinct to help and protect. "People who live with parts" or "systems" are two ways of referring to this or to people in the DID community. In clinical terms, a person with parts is likely diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder, or other specified dissociative disorder (OSDD). Most of the time, the therapeutic goal for this is functional multiplicity/plurality, or creating internal wellness, healing of trauma, and good communication in order to live together in harmony going forward.
- "Trauma" is a general term that can include any past painful, distressing, psychological harmful, or terrifying event that continues to have a negative impact on your life. This can lead to different levels of emotional stress, trouble trusting others, and interruptions in everyday tasks, often involving nightmares, flashbacks, being easily startled, negative beliefs about yourself or the world, fear, difficulty feeling positive emotions, and avoiding reminders of the painful events.
A therapist may be able to provide you with suggestions for other providers who could be viable options for therapy if they are unable to work with you (such as in the case of having no openings, not being the best fit, or being out of network with your insurance). Being placed on a waitlist does not mean you are now a client/patient under the therapist's care, or guarantee that you and the therapist will be a good fit or begin meeting within a particular timeframe. Your professional relationship with a therapist begins once a schedule, fee agreement, and plan are established and all documents relevant to informed consent and policies have been signed. After that, you get to work together to create a clear picture of your personal story and mental health, identify goals to work on, and get going on a path of pursuing wellness. If at any time you feel you have been wronged or treated unethically by a therapist, you have the right to file a grievance with relevant entities and discontinue services. Except in situations of mandated treatment, your participation in therapy is voluntary and can be discontinued by you or the therapist at any time.
Why go to therapy? Any and all reasons! There are unlimited reasons why a person might want to include a clinician in their support network. There are no rules. You don't have to talk about a specific thing or focus only on what is going wrong in your life. What would you like to see change? Are there patterns or challenges that just keep happening? Are you navigating existential questions, such as spirituality or being unsure what your purpose is in life? Does it seem like some of the relationships in your life just don't ever work out? Do you find yourself wondering, "Why does this keep happening to me?" These are questions people might be asking themselves when considering whether or not to see a therapist. There isn't a wrong reason to go to therapy.
You are doing it right every time you show up.
Here are a few examples of things we can work on during our visits:
Dissociation/plural experiences/multiplicity (zoning out, losing time, living with parts/alters, etc.)
Self-reflection and personal growth
Recognizing and changing relational patterns
Grounding, coping, connecting with self
Different abilities and marginalized communities
- Creating and maintaining boundaries in relationships
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