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8 free online resources for psychological help
8 free online resources for psychological help

Where to go for help when you urgently need to talk, but it is difficult to reach a psychologist or dial a helpline number.

8 free online resources for psychological help
8 free online resources for psychological help

It is easy to find a lot of communities and forums on the Internet where psychologists and all sympathizers (not always professionals) distribute advice and advice. It is even easier to find advertisements for clinics, centers and associations, where free psychological support is an excuse to find a client and continue a consultation for money. In a difficult situation, such services can get even worse.

Lifehacker has compiled a selection of free services that provide online help and employ professionals and trained volunteers. These are resources where it is not scary to talk about difficulties.

Internet service for emergency psychological assistance of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia

Who created: Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

Free psychological assistance service, where you can get a one-time consultation or register and create a personal account in order to communicate with a personal consultant. Psychodiagnostic testing is carried out in the personal account, the consultant recommends exercises to cope with the problem. Plus, the site has a section with articles from service consultants.

Hotline phone: 8-499-216-50-50.

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Help is near

Who created: Doctors to Children organization, which supports families and protects the rights of children.

Support for teenagers and children in difficult situations. The project's website has two sections: for children from 6 to 12 years old and for adolescents. They are slightly different, but the main thing is the opportunity to get a consultation with a psychologist in the chat, write a letter and find phone numbers that you can call. The chat works from 11:00 to 23:00 Moscow time.

The project has a group on the VKontakte social network.

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Your territory

Who created: Foundation "Your Territory", which specializes in protecting the rights of children.

Another online service for teenagers, where you can talk about everything that worries you in adolescence. The service has a profile on, where they answer questions twice a week.

The consultant works from 15:00 to 3:00 - just after school ends, and at a time when unnecessary thoughts come to mind.

The project also has a group on the VKontakte social network.

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Psychological assistance service

Who created: state budgetary institution "Moscow service of psychological assistance to the population."

Remote consulting is provided not only for residents of Moscow. Consultations are held online (upon prior request), by e-mail, at the psychological support forum.

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Who created: Fund to Support Children in Difficult Life Situations.

Both adults and children can ask questions on the site. If you don't have the strength to call, leave a message to the online consultant, the answer will come by mail.

A single all-Russian helpline for children, adolescents and their parents: 8-800-2000-122.

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I am a parent

Who created: Fund to support children in difficult life situations.

Online consultations on upbringing and difficult situations in relationships with children. Questions are published on the site, but consultations are anonymous.

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Help for the LGBT community

Who created: Interregional Russian LGBT Network.

Representatives of the LGBT community can get advice by mail or Skype, find out where to go for face-to-face help in the regions. There is also a chat where you can talk and get support.

Hotline phone: 8-800-555-73-74.

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Helping others

Who created: charity project “Helping others - you help yourself”.

Psychologists with disabilities work here. Help can be obtained in the format of correspondence or via Skype.

Psychologists work on weekdays, from 12:00 to 15:00 Moscow time.

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