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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
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
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
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
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.
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.