Experiencing a breakup

Most of us will face a difficult breakup in our lives. Grieving is natural, and in most cases, the pain heals over time and we move on with the lessons we’ve learned. But sometimes, breakups can trigger or worsen larger mental health concerns that, unaddressed, can have serious consequences on our health and well-being.

Reflect

Dr. Antonio Pascual-Leone speaks about a 3-step process that could help you wrap things up and “finish the feeling”. Antonio is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Windsor, where he trains psychotherapists and is director of the Emotion Change Lab.

Watch the full Tedx talk

Connect

These resources can help you find professional support online, on the phone or in person. For more options, browse the full directory here

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line

Have a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Text Line Text ACTION to 741741
Lifeline

Call for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Warmline Directory

A Warmline is a free peer-run hotline that offers callers emotional support, staffed by volunteers with lived experience. 

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Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

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ADAA Therapist Search

A tool to help find local mental health services, including teletherapy options. 

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BetterHelp

A paid online portal that provides access to mental health services, including online counseling, phone, and text communication. 

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Talkspace

A paid online text therapy platform that provides 24/7 access to licensed therapists who cover a broad range of mental health services. 

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