Help when you need it the most no appointments no judgements just someone saying "hi, I am here"
Chat Shack is a space i opened for when you need to talk Those days when words can't come out and you know it needs to Those days when it's hard to cope with everyday struggles. the days that gets to much those days you just need to say Hi and be understood listened to and not be judged
i can't guarantee answers but i can guarantee an ear to listen. Just leave me your message and one of us will respond.
It's not a group chat it's one on one what you say is confidential and will not be discussed.
Your only step is say Hi and let's talk
You are not alone...
Whatever your problem, we are here for you.
Are you struggling and don’t know who to talk to?
We are here to help you with depression, anxiety, obsessive habits, suicidal thoughts and traumatic events.
There is no problem too big or too small for us!
We are a NPO/NGO that has formed because of people like us that has know one to talk to. About their psychological problems. Or any other problems they may have. We are here if you have a cellphone or laptop you can be in contact with us.
We use the texting platform as means of communication. No records everything is held digital. It is more private to our clients, they tend to open up more anf faster. We are always available, in other words leave your messages and when we wake up in the middle of the night we answer your message. Currently we are over run with persons who can't take a break from work to go see a professional we help as far as we can. And make sure they get the necessary support from us.
We have been doing this for more than a year now and we doing it out of our own pocket, the admins is volunteers that use their own data to be available when someone reaches out. We try to always reply immediately. We don't have a machine that place music while you are having a break down. We need help to reach more peole to!! Help us with our high data usage, i pay up to R20 000 a month for Facebook ads. The need is growing and we need more volunteers for admins. Example if we can get university students to work the line for extra credit... We want to put people at police stations to give immediate counseling to the raped, and abused. That first contact is critical and unfortunately they don't always get the right treatment when reporting an incident, so they walk out. The abuse or rape doesn't get reported so that person walks around with the trauma. We want to place people at hospitals. For the patients getting booked in in an emergency. Most people find that as the most traumatic experience. The hospital staff is overwhelmed so don't have time to always explain what is going to happen next. That will be our job. Take the trauma away from being admitted. Talk to the families keep them updated.
Men who are abused we want them to have a safe place because they are out there and nobody takes notice of them. They just keep quiet with this we tend to see more men stepping fwd. Asking for help.
The youth reaches out with abuse, bullying exc. They feel safe to talk because we actually listen and we don't judge any of our clients.
Woman reaches out for assistance when being raped. We go with them through everything online. We stand by woman getting abused, woman who is getting an abortion. We are literally just a message away.
Most in trauma withdraw because they will get hysterical if they talk. We give them the option to talk whenever they want to, without needing to hear themselves say it out loud, until they are ready.
We are catering for cancer and other untreatable diseases. Where the patients become their own and other's support. Or explaining procedures and medical treatments. What worked for them and what did not.
We cater for their families so they can understand better what the patient is going through and what they as caregivers go through.
We post real live stories people can relate to. I do posts of psychological illnesses and post it. Giving people more info on depression anxiety bipolar, alzheimers exc. Information they can understand.
We are URGENTLY looking for foodparcels. For the family that just couldn't make it that month. Sponsors for electricity. Sponsors for clothing.
Please i ask for any assistance you might offer to get this program up and running. We are going to need a lot of people yes. So we can create jobs for quite a lot of unemployed persons. Trained and on the job training. We need people to build each other up, to walk their road with them. And we practice by three point code:No colourNo genderNo judgements
All are helped.
Founder&Creator Toni +27836513729
Help in your darkest hour
Just a human being like you somedays in over my head but will always respond to your message. You just need to reach out...
*I was in dire need of help. And no one listened.... All I got was "I don't know, will pray for you"
My mission became to be here when people need to talk. You know those days when you are on the edge all choked up. With words that became wrecking balls in your mind of words unsaid. And you dare not let the words be spoken. For your emotional wall might break. And years of wrecking balls might come tumbling out uncensored unchecked. And you are the wrong one. Losing control, dignity pouring your soul out. And nobody understands.... That is why I choose to use text. You have to take a breather and really think what you want to type. You literally have to put your emotions into words. You get to think about it what you type. Mostly answering your own questions. I am just the soundboard. A person just like you. I am also sometimes lost, on the edge. ButI am here because there was strangers willing to listen. Bringing order into a brain full of havoc. Helping me find myself for who I am not who everyone wants me to be. But strong and emotional be proud of being a Empath and stop apologizing for not being what they want me to be.
So this is my initiative my cause to pay it fwd. And help some other lost soul find their fight song their take back my life song. I am not a psychologist not a psychiatrist I am me a person just like you. I don't follow scripts and I am not going to judge. I am here to listen sometimes have advise sometimes I don't but I am with you to find your answers. My life isn't under control everything but. ButTogether we can find solutions... You just need to reach out and i will be here. This is a non profit initiative. And I need sponsors to keep the sites open to keep the apps open. So yes i do need sponsors people like you and me that can afford a data bundle or in any way possible reach out and make a difference without expectations of making money on another's pain.
Today I am here so just say HI let's have a real conversation
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