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Getting Help For Depression

I’ve written a few times here about Depression.  Every time I do, my view stats skyrocket.  This tells me several things.  It tells me that lots of people are interested in learning more about the subject.  It tells me that people out there are looking for help.  It also tells me that more people are talking about depression.

This is GOOD!  Because more people need to be Talking about depression, Tweeting about depression and sharing experiences.   This subject needs to come out of the dark and into the light of day.  There is too much stigma attached to depression.  Too often people do not seek help for it.

The main reason for this post is to share some helpful information about where you or a loved one can find help, if you are suffering from depression.  In hindsight, I felt bad that I did not include more information in my last post on the subject of finding help.

I am NO expert on the subject of depression, mental health, or getting help for such things.  I’m just a person that has suffered from depression in the past and would like to help others that may be suffering as well.

Why do I write about Depression?   EVERY DAY 121 Americans commit suicide.  50% of those people suffered from depression.  Reason enough?  I thought so too.

If you or a loved one is experiencing depression and would like help, there are lots of avenues you can try.  Talk to your doctor.  Talk to a teacher.  Talk to a friend.  Talk to SOMEONE.  I know it’s hard.  But if you have someone that you can confide in, that’s a good start.

This website I found called has a TON of good information on finding and getting help.  You can find them HERE

The Suicide Prevention Hotline, available 24/7 is 1-800-273-8255

They also have a terrific website that you can find HERE.

There is a site specifically to help our veterans.  Find that site HERE.

Is talking to someone too much for you?  It was for me in the past at times.  There is a Crisis Text Line.  Text 741741 and you can text with a counselor.

Want to do an online chat?  There’s a site for that too.  Find it HERE.

You can even TWEET with a crisis counselor at @800273TALK on Twitter.

The bottom line is to TALK.  Please, just reach out and TALK to someone.  Anyone.  There is help available.  Just reach out a hand.  






Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

30 thoughts on “Getting Help For Depression

  1. Incredible advice. Your observations are so true. We all need to keep depression in the conversation. Sometimes all it takes is one word to inspire someone to seek help.


  2. Penny, this is a wonderful post. REALLY wonderful. I suffer from depression but I am extremely lucky in that I have an awesome psychologist. I hope your readers realize that psychological help is available out there on an ongoing basis and that many insurance companies will pay.

    A second thing that has been helpful for me is talking with online friends. I don’t have many “real life” friends who understand what this is like. However, I have met some amazing people online who not only understand, but have become dear friends and trusted confidants. I’ve met some of them right here on WP and I am forever grateful for that.


    1. Thank you for your input Linda. The point that a lot of insurances will cover your therapy, is an important fact that I missed! Good one! And talking to your online friends, is Awesome. You’re Talking, and that’s the main thing.
      Bless you sweet lady. I hope your struggle doesn’t get you down. I’m always willing to lend an ear if you need one. Big Hugs! ❤ ❤

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  3. Thank you for sharing this list of resources. Unfortunately, access to one-on-one in-person professional mental health care (in my state, anyway) is a crisis situation. It just is not there…unless you or a loved one are willing to wait say a month or two.

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