Below are some of the best resources for depression.
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Resources For Depression
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free.
In the U.S.: Find DBSA Chapters/Support Groups or call the NAMI Helpline for support and referrals at 1-800-950-6264
UK: Find Depression support groups in-person and online or call the Mind Infoline at 0300 123 3393
Australia: Find Support Groups and regional resources or call the SANE Help Centre at 1800 18 7263
India: Call the Vandrevala Foundation Helpline (India) at 1860 2662 345 or 1800 2333 330
Canada: Call Mood Disorders Society of Canada at 519-824-5565
Suicide prevention help
In the U.S.: Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
UK and Ireland: Call Samaritans UK at 116 123
Australia: Call Lifeline Australia at 13 11 14
Other countries: Visit IASP or International Suicide Hotlines to find a helpline near you
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
Depression Resource Center Contains consumer-friendly definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, clinical resources, and expert videos about childhood depression.
Facts for Families Provides concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
Families for Depression Awareness Education, training, and support to help families who are coping with mood disorders.
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP) A voluntary health organization that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) A nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Peer-based (patients talking to patients) services and resources related to depression and bipolar disorder.
Moms’ Mental Health Matters This initiative is designed to educate consumers and health care providers about who is at risk for depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, the signs of these problems, and how to get help.
Depression in Women Learn about depression in women (including causes, symptoms, and treatment) from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet This fact sheet from the American Psychological Association discusses the symptoms, associated factors, prevention, and treatment for postpartum depression.
Video to Raise Awareness About Postpartum Depression
Brain Fit Online brain games, exercises, and tools to train your brain with a personalized plan to boost memory, mood, focus and energy.
The Depression Screening website is sponsored by Mental Health America as part of the Campaign for America’s Mental Health. It will help you get screened for symptoms of depression and guide you toward appropriate professional help if necessary.
FREE DEPRESSION WORKSHEETS AND HANDOUTS
- Behavioral Activation for Depression | (Source: Michigan Medicine)
- Counseling Library: Handouts on Depression | Source: Morning Light Counseling
- Treatment for Mood Disorders Worksheet Packet | 7-page PDF packet (Source: Michael DiPaolo, PhD)
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide (Android): The app provides education on depression and the best strategies for managing the symptoms using CBT techniques. It encourages you to engage in self-care behaviors to improve your mood.
Sanvello: Anxiety & Depression (Android/iphone): A mindfulness app that helps you identify your feelings, then move toward acceptance and peace. It offers helpful techniques, such as visualization, mindfulness meditation, and muscle relaxation, all while nature soundscapes nudge you toward relaxation and calm.
MindDoc (Android/iphone): The app is geared toward facilitating conversations with a professional, but you can also find more than 150 tools to work on your mental health within the app.
TalkLife: Depression & Anxiety (Android/iphone): The app offers connection and community support similar to group therapy.
Daylio Journal (Android/iphone): The app helps you pinpoint your mood fluctuations sooner so you can make the adjustments you need.
Feeling Good Podcast by Dr. David Burns, an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine
Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych hosted by Clinical psychologist Dr. Robert Duff
The Hilarious World of Depression hosted by Public Radio Host and humor writer John Moe
Defeat Postpartum Depression podcast hosted by Arielle Wozniak, a Maternal Mental Wellness Coach with personal experience of postpartum depression.
Brain Warrior’s Way podcast hosted by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, MD and Tana Amen, BSN, RN.
The Depression Files podcast hosted by Al Levin
Jake Tyler: “I’m Fine” – Learning To Live With Depression
Johann Hari: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious
Nikki Webber Allen: Don’t suffer from your depression in silence
Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic
Bill Bernat: How to connect with depressed friends
Sangu Delle: There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health