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Tools and inspiration to help you get help.

While the idea of telling one person about your mental health or addiction is simple, that doesn’t make it easy. It takes courage and planning. You may have to overcome obstacles or deal with people who don’t understand.

While the idea of telling one person about your mental health or addiction is simple, that doesn’t make it easy. It takes courage and planning. You may have to overcome obstacles or deal with people who don’t understand.

No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone. Be inspired by other young people who found the hope and help they needed – and it all started with a single conversation

As a professional hockey player and alternate captain of the Buffalo Sabres, Kyle Okposo knows what it takes to be in peak physical health. But he also understands the importance of mental health.

By joining Just Tell One, Kyle encourages those struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts to get the help they deserve. And it starts by telling one trusted person.

You may be worried about what other people will think when you talk about a mental illness or addiction. But chances are your trusted person may already recognize that you’re going through a tough time and is ready to listen to what you have to say. See the conversation from their perspective.
 

Family member

Narda was there when her daughter needed her most – now they are going through the journey together.

Friend

Adam helped a friend turn his life around by giving honest advice without judgement.

Teacher

Just by being available to listen, Jim helped a young student through a very difficult time.

For all of our videos featuring peers and professionals, visit the Just Tell One YouTube channel.

Follow advice from mental health and substance abuse professionals on how to have that first conversation and put yourself on the right path toward recovery.

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ERIE COUNTY
  • Crisis Services Hotline – 716-834-3131
  • Addiction Hotline – 716-831-7007
  • Spectrum C.A.R.E.S. – 716-882-4357 – 24/7 Crisis Response (for Families and Youth-17 years and younger).
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
  • Crisis Services Hotline – 1-800-724-0461
  • WCA Hospital Chemical Dependency Info Line – 716-664-8620
NIAGARA COUNTY
  • Crisis Services Hotline – 716-285-3515
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline – 716-285-3515
ALLEGANY COUNTY
  • Teen Hotline – 1-888-44-TEENS / 1-888-448-3367
GENESEE COUNTY
  • Help line: (585) 283-5200
ORLEANS COUNTY
  • Help line: (585) 283-5200
WYOMING COUNTY
  • Help line: (585) 283-5200
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY
  • Crisis Line – 1-800-339-5209
NEW YORK STATE
  • NYS OASAS HOPELINE – 877-846-7369
NATIONAL HOTLINES
  • Veterans Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
  • National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-784-2433 – EXT. 1 for Veterans