Personal Care

Emotions can be part of the healing process. It is not uncommon to experience uncomfortable emotions and feelings when watching a session. Feelings such as anger, anxiety, uneasiness, sadness or even temporary worsening of the issue(s) might emerge.

For your personal safety please ensure you have a reliable and safe friend close by and that you have access to an acute care mental health facility.

Carolyn Bright’s sessions on Emotional Regulation may be helpful. See: Managing Your Extreme Emotions, Crisis Survival, Understanding Distress Tolerance and Using Your Wisemind. View the complete Emotional Regulation Series here.

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR FEELING OVERWHELMED,  please stop watching the sessions and seek help from the relevant emergency or acute care facilities in your region. The following resources may be able to provide you with immediate help.


Emergency: 000
LifeLine Australia: 13-11-14

New Zealand

Emergency: 111
Lifeline 24/7 Helpline: 0800 543 354
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)


Emergency: 911
Hotline: 1-888-353-2273

South Africa

Emergency: 10 111 for police or 10 177 for an ambulance
24hr Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 31393 (and we will call you back)
Depression and Anxiety Helpline: 0800 70 80 90

United States

Emergency: 911
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):
Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line:
Suicide Prevention Wiki:

UK & Republic of Ireland

Emergency: 112 or 999
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK - local rate)
Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI - local rate)
Hotline: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)


Emergency: 112
Hotline: 800 111 0111
Hotline: 0800 111 0222

Please help with Crisis and Emergency Care Details. would appreciate the details of other government run mental health acute care services. Particularly for countries we have not yet detailed above. Please list details via the Contact Us page.