Mental Health Support for Scam Victims

In the digital age, cryptocurrency scams are increasingly common, leaving victims with financial losses and emotional distress. It’s crucial to recognize the significant impact these scams can have on mental health, often causing anxiety, depression, and a sense of helplessness. Access to mental health support can help victims navigate these challenges and start their healing process.

Knowing where to turn for legal assistance and reporting can be empowering. This page offers emotional support and practical resources to help those who have lost money to online cryptocurrency scams journey toward recovery and justice.

Disclaimer: This resource provides supplementary information and should not replace professional mental health support. If you are experiencing severe distress, please seek help from a licensed mental health professional.

Mental Health Support for Scam Victims

Mental Health Resources for Scam Victims

Hotlines and Crisis Support

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or in crisis, please seek immediate support. You are not alone:

Online Support Communities

Connecting with others who understand your experience can be incredibly healing:

  • Share your story, seek advice, and find solidarity in a supportive community.

Therapy and Counseling Services

Professional therapy can provide you with personalized support and comfort:

  • BetterHelp and Talkspace: Access online counseling with licensed therapists from the comfort of your home.
  • Psychology Today: Find local therapists specializing in trauma and financial distress to support your healing journey.

Certified Life Coach Roman Garcia

CNC team member Roman Garcia, Head of Global Investigations, is also trained as a certified life coach. Roman helps people suffering from grief, depression, and shame find peace, purpose, and happiness again through one-on-one coaching.

Roman is available for urgent crisis counseling and can be reached by calling the main CNC phone number and asking for this service. These sessions are typically 15-30 minutes. Roman can also be booked for a 90-minute coaching session by following the link below:

Book a 90-minute coaching session with Roman Garcia

These sessions are $125.

Educational Resources

Empower yourself with knowledge and practical tools:

Self-Care Tips

Taking care of yourself is crucial for recovery:

  • Mindfulness and Meditation Apps: Use Headspace and Calm to manage stress and anxiety.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Engage in regular exercise, eat nutritious foods, and ensure you get enough sleep.
  • Simple Practices: Journaling and spending time in nature can improve mental health and resilience.

Victim Advocacy and Support Organizations

Non-profits and NGOs are here to support you:

  • National Center for Victims of Crime: Offers counseling and advocacy services to help you rebuild your life.
  • Victim Connect Resource Center: Provides confidential assistance and referrals to connect you with your needed resources.
  • Offers information on current scams and tools to combat fraud.
  • IDCARE: Australia’s and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. They provide personalized support to individuals who have experienced identity theft and related cyber incidents.

For information on reporting a scam and seeking legal assistance, please visit our Free Legal and Law Enforcement Support for Scam Victims page, which offers detailed guidance and resources to help you take action and recover your losses.

Legal Aid

Legal aid is essential in seeking justice and recovering your losses:

American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers: Connects you with volunteer lawyers who provide free legal advice.

Local Legal Aid Societies: Offer pro bono services for victims of financial fraud and identity theft. Google “Legal Aid Societies Near Me” to find local organizations.

Victim Legal Assistance Networks: Ensure a “No Wrong Door” approach to legal services. Learn more at NCVLI.

Pro Bono Attorney Training Programs: Organizations like the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center (MCVRC) train attorneys to assist fraud victims.

Steps Pro Bono Attorneys Can Take:

  • Assist in reporting to police, financial institutions, and credit card companies.
  • Advise on emergency financial needs.
  • Compile and review documentation.
  • Provide instructions and sample forms for reporting fraud.
  • Help obtain and review credit reports.
  • File disputes and follow up with credit reporting services, banks, and creditors.
  • Negotiate with creditors and collection agencies.

These resources ensure you have the legal support to take action against perpetrators and recover your losses.