If you or someone you know is considering suicide or struggling with mental health, we have resources to help.
With 1 in 5 Americans experiencing mental illness in America, it’s imperative that we find new ways that improve access to care. We’re raising money to help launch our online assessment, a vital tool to help families and those in crisis find help in a cloudy time.
Talk About Depression believes suicide can be prevented and people shouldn’t feel ashamed of their mental health struggles. To donate and learn more, click below.
9-1-1 operators have a standard protocol when they receive a suicide-related call. This approach helps identify what’s best for the person and how to proceed, and we adopted this into a confidential online assessment that can help during a crisis.
While mental health symptoms are different for everyone, one thing is consistent: With social and professional support, people demonstrate significant or full recovery. Getting help can mean a lot of different things, too. With our partner Psych Help, we have a library full of resources that discuss a range of topics surrounding mental health and suicide.
Helping younger family and friends who are struggling with their mental health isn’t easy. Being prepared and practicing helps.
NSSI stands for Non-Suicidal Self Injury, and is a sign of emotional or psychological distress.
Cutting and other self-induced injuries are dangerous and sometimes deadly. Friends and family can be confused and frustrated by this, too.
Change is hard. Sticking to a treatment plan sometimes feels overwhelming and frustrate your family and friends.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and isolating yourself are common when thinking about suicide. It’s OK to talk about this openly.
Reflecting on regretful moments can fill us with guilt and shame, often so heavy that they act as anchor that weigh us down.
Not all loss is easy to define. Death of a loved one, loss of a job, or a divorce can create intense feelings that influence our thoughts and actions.
One of the most challenging and frightening topics for a family is suicide. Suicidal thoughts are common, and should be talked about openly.
On June 30th, 2017 I got a text from my best friend stating “I don’t want to live anymore”. Since being 10 years old, I knew him as the person I can go to with any problem I have. As a division one athlete and successful in school, I saw him as a success. I never saw this coming, and I wasn’t sure what to do.
1 out of 5 Americans live with a mental illness, yet somehow depression is a really lonely place to be. Our contributors are proof that it’s OK to talk about depression, with stories that offer hope, humor, and connection. Wherever you are in your journey, we’d love to share your story with our community.