If you need immediate help
call 1-800-273-TALK or visit

“If you’re feeling lost, depressed, or alone – please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free
and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you.”


“People just felt like I was ready to snap.  I remember being a teenager and tearing apart my room.  I remember people saying, “Why are you so angry?”

– Allen

Information and Resources for Depression & Suicide


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
Call toll-free: 1-866-615-6464

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A free phone line that will connect you with a live crisis worker 24/7.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
A part of the federal government, SAMHSA offers a program that helps people find mental health services near them.
Call toll free: 1-800-789-2647

Advocacy Organizations with Community Affiliates

Active Minds on Campus
Dedicated to the mental health of college students, this organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on more than fifty college campuses.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide
Call toll free: 1-888-333-AFSP

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Free information on depression and bipolar disorder as well as listings to over 1000 patient support groups across the country.
Call toll free: 1-800-826-3632

Families for Depression Awareness
Helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides.

Mental Health America
MHA has more than 320 affiliates nationwide, and is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
Call toll free: 1-800-969-6MHA (6642)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a national organization in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
Call toll free: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)