2 blogs in one week...There is a reason.
I received yesterday, a message from someone who read my blog from October 6, 2019.
Their / Your message bothered me greatly.
I do know you emailed me from the Chicago Public Schools.
Now I get all kinds of messages.
Some very nice, some not so nice.
Yesterday, not knowing if it was a real person
(who will remain nameless - they filled out the form and I have a name and email address).
I want to address this for that person.
I am NOT a trained person in the field of bullying, harassment, etc.
I CAN NOT give advice pertaining to this.
I can share what I have experienced thru my blogs and hope it inspires others to motivate themselves in one way or another.
I HEARD YOU!
I'm glad you reached out.
Please read your emails since I gave you hotline numbers to call to speak with a highly qualified person.
I am SORRY you are going through this.
I've been there and I know how it can feel.
24-Hour National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
Alcohol and Drug Helpline: 1-800-821-4357
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
National Depression Association: 1-800-826-3632
Runaway RAP Line: 1-800-292-4517
Abuse / Violence Child Protective Services: 1-810-412-6109
LGBT youth: 1-866-488-7386
Self Harm: 1-800-DONT-CUT
Sexual Assualt or Rape: (800) 656-4673
Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE
Please do not be afraid to call anyone of those numbers.
A real person answers and they ARE there to help you.
If you can only email, please contact me again
I will find further information to help you.
Allow others to try to make it better for you.
Report to CPS Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) 773-535-4400 OSP will work with you to hear your report, investigate, and create safety measures at school. OSP can also provide guidance on reporting to the police, or getting other supports such as counseling. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 833-TELL-CPS (833-835-5277) The OIG investigates sexual misconduct and harassment concerns involving staff, volunteers, and other adults you meet at school. Receive Confidential Support Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline 888-293-2080 The Rape Crisis Hotline provides survivors of sexual violence and their caregivers immediate support, crisis intervention and referrals for the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
These kinds of blogs are not my favorite to write but completely necessary as we need to help each other out in this world.
You're not alone
Help is available
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Emergency number 911