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If you’re experiencing depression, it’s important to know that you’re not alone and that your condition is treatable. Here’s a list of depression organizations, articles, and websites for more information and support.
Organizations That Educate and Offer Help
National Alliance on Mental Illness1–800-950-NAMI (1–800-950‑6264). NAMI is the largest grassroots organization devoted to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. Through various programs, it aims to change public perception about mental illness, help its members manage mental illness and build up family relationships.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America 1–240-485‑1001. The ADAA works to improve the quality of life of those affected by anxiety and depression related disorders. The programs of the nonprofit provides education, resources, and support for people to find treatment.
National Institute of Mental Health1–866-615‑6464. The NIMH is the largest research organization in the world committed to understanding the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. It funds research “to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Mental Health1–800-CDC-INFO (1–800-232‑4636). The mental health arm of the CDC is a good source of public health information on mental health.
American Psychological Association1–800-374‑2721. The APA is a professional organization of psychologists. Its site explains how psychologists work with you to alleviate symptoms and offers information on how to manage health and well-being while coping with depression and anxiety.
American Psychiatric Association1–703-907‑7300. The APA is a medical society whose members work to ensure that persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders, receive humane care and effective treatment. Educational material is available on their site, as well as help finding a psychiatrist.
Financial Help Managing the Cost of Therapy and Medication
Partnership for Prescription AssistanceThis organization will help you find therapy and prescription help free of charge.
NeedyMeds1–800-503‑6897. NeedyMeds is a national nonprofit that provides information on healthcare programs, offers direct assistance, and facilitates programs. It is dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs so they can afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
Together Rx Access1–800-444‑4106. With Together Rx Access, individuals and families without prescription drug coverage can get access to immediate savings on hundreds of brand-name and generic prescription products at their neighborhood pharmacies.
Social Security AdministrationYou can find out if you qualify for benefits and what medication and therapy services are covered by Medicare here.
CareForYourMindThis site offers advice on what to do if you can’t afford therapy. It provides information on care coordination, access to treatment, veterans, workplace issues, Medicare, and more.
Coping, Advocacy, and Support for People Suffering From Depression
Anxiety and Depression Association of America This site offers blogs by experts and patients, educational webinars and help finding a support group near you, or information on how to start one if none are available.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention1–800-273-TALK (1–800-273‑8255). This organization offers support and educational material for those who have or are contemplating suicide, or love someone who has.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 1–800-826‑3632.
<Erika’s Lighthouse847–386-6481. This site builds awareness around teenage depression.
Families for Depression Awareness1–781-890‑0220.
To Write Love on Her Arms1–800-273-TALK (1–800-273‑8255).
Find Facts and Statistics About Depression
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Depression in the U.S. Household Population 2009–2012.
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDepression Among Women
Medications and Therapies Used to Treat Depression
Find Out More About Alternative Therapies for Depression
Read Patient Blogs Voicing the Real Experience of Coping With Depression
Lawyers With DepressionDan Lukasik is a lawyer from Buffalo, New York, who created Lawyers With Depression to help law students, judges, and lawyers who cope with depression.
Daisies and BruisesA website with links to other sites providing answers regarding depression in addition to inspirational quotations and tips.
Time to ChangeA blog where patients share their personal experiences with depression with the goal of increasing understanding of mental health and breaking stereotypes.
Postpartum ProgressThe world’s most widely read blog about maternal mental illness.
Depression MarathonA patient blog of a female runner and health professional who reveals her battle with severe and persistent depression, including how it changed her identity, personality, and life.
Finding Tests to Gauge if You’re Depressed
Find Clinical Trials That Address Depression
More resources to get started in your search for facts and treatment.
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