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Depression

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org
The DBSA is a patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses: depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and information written for the general public. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure.

Families for Depression Awareness
http://www.familyaware.org
Families for Depression Awareness helps families understand and cope with unipolar and bipolar depression. Order free brochures, read family profiles, access resources, and sign up for e-mail alerts.

National Depression Screening Day
http://www.nmisp.org/depression.htm
National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), held each year during Mental Illness Awareness Week, is designed to call attention to the illnesses of depression, manic-depression, PTSD, and anxiety on a national level, to educate the public about their symptoms and effective treatments, to offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for the disorders, and to connect those in need of treatment to the mental health care system. Use this web site to find a screening site or to register as a site.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Real Men. Real Depression.
http://menanddepression.nimh.nih.gov
At this National Institute of Mental Health web site, learn about depression in men, the signs and symptoms of depression, available treatment, and help for depression.