First Aid Kit
The First Aid Kit
If you are hurting, you came to the right place. The First Aid Kit is designed to help those who do not know where to turn for help. We also suggest that you listen to our podcasts called “Encouraging Moments” and also our “Sandiegrams.”
Jesus loves you, that is why He died for you. If you were not worth it, He would not have given up His life, but He did so that you don’t need to give up yours. Talk to Him, He hears you. He is as close as the whisper of His name. He knows you better than you do, because He created you. Stop and think about what I have just told you. You have value and that is why Jesus died for you. Remember that. God can turn things around if you would trust Him. Read the Bible, He wrote it for you, because He loves you…For God so loved you that He sent His only begotten Son to die for you, so that you may have life with Him forever.We recommend that you seek immediate help if you are thinking about suicide. Talk to a family member, or call a local church, or even a friend, or neighbor, or call
But death is never the answer to life.
Drugs do not make the person. You are who you are, and you are the way that you are, because God created you and He loves you, and He has a purpose for your life. He has given you talents and abilities that others do not have. He has a plan for your life and He wants you to fulfill that plan by using your talents and abilities. Maybe you don’t see them because you have let yourself believe a lie. Drugs are a lie. They do nothing for you except keep you from fulfilling your purpose in life. You are special because God called you to do special things. You are able to do it, because God has equipped you. Turn to Him, speak with Him, He hears you, and He knows you by name.If you are looking to get off of drugs, you must stop having any contact with those who sell drugs, or even stop hanging out with people who do drugs, or going to places where you know drugs are used.
Talk to a reliable friend or family member or pastor for support and call Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA’s) National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) A life in bondage to drugs is not a life at all.
Many teens find themselves abusing alcohol. It is estimated that there are 10 million underage drinkers. But drinking does not make you anything but drunk. It does not make you a better person, or a better athlete or even the best person on campus. It only makes you ruin your life at an early age, or at any age. If you have to prove yourself to anyone, then you are only lowering yourself, and that will not bring about confidence or popularity or even a good job one day. There is no future in it. But God has a future for you, and it can be a future for good and not evil. Alcohol is a negative, not a positive and it only brings about depression and hopelessness. Today you can turn your life around. Let God direct you. He knows His plans for you and He loves you. If you want to end the cycle of alcohol abuse you can call the
You can also see your family doctor or pastor and of course, your parents.
Why ruin your life with alcohol, when God wants to give you a drink from the well of salvation?
But everyone is doing it! That may be so, but what they do not realize is that pornography becomes an addiction. It is very hard to let go of sexual images from the brain. Once our brain sees an image, it is as though it is branded on our brain and it will torment you your whole life. Posting images on social media will follow you your entire life. If you want that good job, or run for any office or even get married, those images can not be removed. Today it may not bother you, but it will tomorrow. If you want to be set free from the bondage of pornography, only God can set you free. Only He can wash those images from your mind. Our bodies are not meant to be put on display. Our bodies are a dwelling place for our Creator and when we take photos of our bodies, we cheapen ourselves, and our lives. And then it becomes shame, and shame becomes depression, and we continue on this downward spiral. No doctor or psychiatrist or therapist can heal you from the images of pornography. Maybe they can help you to let go of habitual use, but once the damage is done it is done. If you have a problem in this area, turn to God. He loves you, He created you and you belong to Him. Tell your folks so they can help you or a close friend or call you pastor, or your family doctor or you can call the
A life of pornography is a life of abuse.
Prostitution can be a lukerative buisness, but only for those who run the business. Prostitution is slavery. When you sell yourself, someone buys you, and he then owns you. This only leads to a life of drugs, alcohol and self degradation. It is a life that leads to a dead end, literally. You are worth more than this. God created you to have value and to have purpose, but prostitution strips that all away. One should never buy into the idea that this is the only thing that you can do, or that someone offers you a glamorous lifestyle that you can not refuse. Life is more than clothes and jewelry and money, because these things only leave you as a person on the outside, but on the inside you are left with not even your soul. Prostituion strips you of you. This is not what God intended for you. Regain your value. Regain your self respect. Seek help to become free of the bondage that someone has over you. You are able to live without your keeper. You do not need to be locked up like an animal. You are a real person, and you can live a life with dignity and self respect. Talk to God. He will help you if you ask Him.
National trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 –or- TEXT: BeFree 233373
New Friends New Life Call us at 214-965-0935 and talk with a staff member
Remember, God created you to be free.
Anyone who is honest will tell you that they have had many complications after having an abortion. Those who have had an abortion are more likely to have mental health issues. They live with depression, regrets, grief, anxiety, guilt and shame, suicide thoughts, always wondering what might have been. There is always a little part of you that dies when you abort a baby, and that little part of you never heals, because it can never be replaced, not even with another child. If you are contemplating having an abortion, you must also consider the health risk to you. There have been plenty of things go wrong in an abortion like damage to the womb or cervix, excessive bleeding, incomplete abortion, requiring an additional surgical abortion procedure, infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes, scarring of the inside of the uterus, Sepsis or Septic shock, uterine perforation, and even death. It also causes premature babies which can cause a lower chance for that next child to live to adulthood. Also those that do survive have significant risk of serious disabilities, including cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, psychological development disorders and autism. Abortions also gives you a better chance of having Breast Cancer. God loves you and He loves the child within you. God wants this child to have the same chance to life that you had. In fact God has a plan for this child. There is no unwanted child with God. God is a God of life, and He wants to give everyone life abundantly. God is our provider and protector to everyone who trusts in Him. Trust God now and believe Him that He has a purpose for you and this child. Talk to your pastor or family or if you want help contact
Heartbeat International https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/contact-hbi or call 1-800-712-HELP
A lost life is a lost opportunity.
People tell you that you can be whoever you want to be. It is true that you can be whatever you want to be, but it is not true that you can be whoever you want to be. First of all, people should not be telling you this to begin with. Seeds of doubt in one’s mind only leads to lies. You are unique because everyone is unique. Only you have your own set of fingerprints, and only you have your own soul. You can do all you can to look different and act different and call yourself a different name, but you can not change your soul, because that is how you were created.
Psalm 139 tells us, “For you created my inner being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
What beautiful words for a beautiful person whom God loves, and that person is you.
Today, if you are struggling with these questions, I say this: The world has many voices, but God who loves you only has one. You can hear His voice in the words of the Bible. God’s Word has been forever, even though they have only been written down in the last centuries. Man’s words are only as long as that person has lived. I would trust the words of the One who created you, and He tells you that you belong to Him. The world brings confusion, God brings peace. Don’t let yourself suddenly believe something that you, or anyone else, even thought about, when you were born. You have value because God gives you that value. You are special, because God made you special. Do not let someone take it away from
Other Crisis: Lifenet Hotline: 800-543-3638
Are you being bullied? Do people laugh at you? Do they say that you are different? Little do they know that everyone is different. What a dull world this would be if we were all the same. We are not a cookie cutter humanity. We are not all Gingerbread men and women. We all have different gifts and abilities.
We all come from different backgrounds. This is what makes us unique.
God loves each and everyone of us. And when people laugh at us or cause trouble for us, we should not run or hide, or even give up. No! It should make us stronger and more determined to succeed in life. When we go through such trials, we must know this, that one day we will do great things, because we have been put in the fiery furnace. We who are just clay, the dust of the earth, will be refined into earthen vessels, so one day, we may even be used, to help the one who laughed and the one who bullied.
Suicide Prevention: 1- 800- 273-8255
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY ( 1-800-786-2929 )-a national, toll-free hotline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis and concerned family/friends. Completely confidential.
We all feel alone at times, but for some of us, loneliness is not some of the time. Day in and day out loneliness becomes our companion. It also becomes our taskmaster. We suffer the pains of loneliness. It is a silent pain within that people around us do not see or feel, but to the lonely it is a great sorrow. There is one who does see and feel, and that is God. God is with us always. He never leaves us. He never abandons us. He loves us. It’s hard for the lonely to accept this, because of our deep pain within. But God wants to heal us. He wants to take away the hurt, the pain, the loneliness. Pick up a Bible and read and speak to God, He hears you. He knows every hair on your head. Get involved with your church, your community, like being a Big Sister or Brother, and you will find meaning in life. And if you are a parent of a child that suffers from loneliness then get involved in your child’s life and reduce that isolation in their lives. If you are elderly or just can not get around, then write to our soldiers, or other shut-ins, even be a grandparent to those who do not have a grandparent. You feel you need to talk with someone you can call
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or if you are an adult you can call The Samaritans HelpLine – 1-877-870-4673 or if you are elderly person you can call Institute on Aging Friendship Line – 1-800-971-0016
Everyone in life loses someone. We all suffer Grief. Yes, it is suffering. We can’t stop crying. We can’t eat or sleep. But the crisis comes when we suffer too long, when we just can not continue to function. We just can not go on without that special person. When there is such a loss that our hearts break, we say, “were is God?” “Why did He allow this?” We take our grief to a new level, and we become angry. We begin to hate everyone and everything, even God Himself. Some people begin to drink, others become reclusive, and others even lose their jobs, homes, and family. Grief is a terrible plague on one’s soul. You know God lost His Son, and He knows what you are going through. Yes, God has feelings, too. We are made in His image. He felt sorrow when our Messiah died, and He was separated from Him, as He descended into Hell. Sin separates us from God and the Messiah carried our sins upon Himself. God knows exactly what you are going through. Don’t turn from Him, but run into His arms. You know that He has your loved one also in His arms. God will never leave you. He is always at your side. He is as close as the whisper of His name. You will see your loved one one day, and while that person is in God’s arms, think of this, there is no time with God, so your loved one, while in God’s presence, is dwelling in a place where there is no time. To them they have just left you, even if they have been dead for 40 years. That is how close they are to you. So cling to God and He will comfort you and carry you till the day that He brings you home and then you will not only be with God, but you will once again be reunited with that loved one. Life does go on with God.
We hope that you can take comfort in our Encouraging Moments.
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Do you or someone you know have an eating disorder? Maybe you do not recognize it as such, because people tend to eat more. But if you are someone who tends to eat when you are having problems, you could find yourself having an eating disorder. Today, if you are heavy or obeses, people like to shame you or cancel you or bully you, but God sees it differently. God does not look at the outward appearance of a person, He looks at the heart of a person. God sees you, and He not only sees you, but He feels your pain, your shame, your hurt. People can be cruel, but God loves you. You may say, if God loves me then why am I going through this? That is a good question, but the answer is that people go through all kinds of trials, and we feel hurt and abandoned, but much is for a reason, and that reason is for us to draw closer to God. The world wants to take us far away from God, but God wants to draw us closer to Him. If we take these times and we go the world’s way, then we go even farther from God, and we then begin to cope by eating or drinking or doing drugs or even suicide, but God wants us to go His way, and His way will lead us right into His arms. Today if you are going through a serious time in your life, and you think eating is the answer, then I tell you, it will only lead you down a road of more misery. Turn to God, His Word is all the food you need. Call a pastor, talk to a doctor or you can call
NEDA Feeding Hope (National Eating Disorder Assoc.)
Monday—Thursday 9am—9pm ET
Friday 9am—5pm ET
Call 800- 931-2237
Monday—Thursday 11am—9pm ET
Friday 11am—5pm ET
Translation services are available on the phone.
Text (800) 931-2237
Monday—Thursday 3pm—6pm ET
Friday 1pm—5pm ET
Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Crisis Text Line If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message to individuals who are struggling with mental health, including eating disorders, and are experiencing crisis situations.
Food does not make the cure, only God’s Word is food for our soul. Only God’s Word is good medicine.
——Other Crises Lines—-
Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-8966
Domestic Violence: Safe Horizon Hotline (includes shelter): 1-800-621-HOPE
LGBTQ or HIV-related Hate Violence: Anti-Violence Project Hotline: 212-714-1141 (English/Spanish)
- National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY ( 1-800-786-2929 )-a national, toll-free hotline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis and concerned family/friends. Completely confidential.
- Covenant House 1-800-999-9999 (Youth and Parents, 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families throughout the U.S.
Sexual Assault: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Suicide: Samaritan Hotline: 212-673-3000
Other Crisis: Lifenet Hotline: 800-543-3638
700 club prayer line: Call 1-800-700-7000
Crossroads prayer line: 1-866-273-4444
TBN Prayer line: Call: 714-731-1000
Broken Believers Prayer Line: 708-512-7011