How do I get help/support for depression?

You may wish to consult the Depression page of NAMI’s website where you will find information on the condition, current treatments, ways to support recovery, and links to NAMI Discussion Groups that focus on topics related to Depression. 

The following, additional resources may be of help:

  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) offers in-depth information on anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD and co-occurring disorders, including treatment, resources, and support group information. Through the ADAA Support Group Locator you can search for in-person and online support groups that focus on support for individuals as well as families of those living with anxiety and/or depression. 
  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a comprehensive resource for more than 23 million people in the U.S. who live with mood disorders, including information on treatment, resources, and support groups. Through the DBSA Support Group Locator you can search for in-person and online support groups that focus on support for individuals and families of those living with mood disorders.
  • (App) My 3: www.my3app.org (Apple Android; Free) This app trains users to recognize suicidal warning signs in themselves and others. Prompts users to choose three close contacts that they would feel comfortable contacting when feeling particularly low. Also helps users create a personal safety plan that encourages them to think through and list personal warning signs, coping strategies, and support networks. Also available in Spanish.

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