In the wake of the election of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, many Americans are — as former Obama administration official Van Jones noted — feeling shocked, alarmed and deeply afraid.
President-elect Trump spent his campaign stoking resentment and mainstreaming white nationalism. Many Muslims, immigrants, women, black and LGBT Americans all woke up on Wednesday wondering what the future has in store.
A lot of people are struggling, some may be contemplating taking drugs and alcohol to numb the despair or worse, contemplating self-harm or suicide.
David Ferguson at Raw Story has a very long list of help resources. You are not alone, there is support, and if you need it, please, please, reach out.