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 HelpGuide.org 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.