Depression Resources for Support and Treatment

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. Also, visit the online treatment locators.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255
  • National Institute of Mental Health – 1-866-615-6464. The NIMH is the largest research organization in the world committed to understanding the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. It funds research “to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.”
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264). NAMI is the largest grassroots organization devoted to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. Through various programs, it aims to change public perception about mental illness, help its members manage mental illness and build up family relationships.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – 1-800-826-3632.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Mental Health1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). The mental health arm of the CDC is a good source of public health information on mental health.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America – 1-240-485-1001. The ADAA works to improve the quality of life of those affected by anxiety and depression related disorders. Programs provide education, resources, and support for people to find treatment.
  • American Psychological Association1-800-374-2721. The APA is a professional organization of psychologists. Its site explains how psychologists work with you to alleviate symptoms and offers information on how to manage health and well-being while coping with depression and anxiety.
  • American Psychiatric Association1-703-907-7300. The APA is a medical society whose members work to ensure that persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders, receive humane care and effective treatment. Educational material is available on their site, as well as help finding a psychiatrist.

Struggling to Pay for Treatment?

These organizations may be able to help you by paying for your meds and doctor visits, finding you the help you need and/or providing free mental health services.

  • CareForYourMind Get advice on what to do if you can’t afford therapy. Plus: information on care coordination, access to treatment, veterans, workplace issues, Medicare, and more.
  • NeedyMeds 1-800-503-6897. This national nonprofit provides information on healthcare programs, offers direct assistance, and facilitates programs. Will help you to locate assistance programs so you can afford your medications and other healthcare costs.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance This organization will help you find therapy and prescription help free of charge.
  • Social Security Administration Determine whether or not you currently qualify for benefits and learn what medication and therapy services are covered by Medicare.
  • Together Rx Access 1-800-444-4106. If you don’t have prescription drug coverage, this program will give you access to immediate savings on hundreds of brand-name and generic prescription products at your local pharmacy.
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