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HELPLINES

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. 

Managing Your Meds A nonprofit organization that has tips to help you remember to take your medication as directed 

Postpartum Depression

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.

Depression Fact Sheet This fact sheet from the Office of Women’s Health discusses the types, signs, and treatment of depression.

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

TREATMENT & THERAPY SERVICES

Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.

Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counsellors and psychotherapists.

7 Cups Of Tea – an online service with thousands of volunteer listeners stepping up to lend a friendly ear.

Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)

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Brain Fit Online brain games, exercises, and tools to train your brain with a personalized plan to boost memory, mood, focus and energy.

Depression Screening

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.

APPS

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.

PODCASTS

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

TED TALKS

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 

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