Resources

Whether it’s yourself or a loved one, dealing with depression and anxiety can be a very stressful and scary experience. Journaling can help, but of course sometimes that is not enough. AND that is okay! There are people and resources that can help. Below are a list of online resources that I feel could be helpful for you or a loved one. 
 
If you or a loved one is contemplating suicide or have suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline this very moment, 1.800.273.8255. You will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. More information can be found here: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
 
Some notes:
– Please know that asking for help does not make you weak. It makes you strong and is the first step in the right direction when you are able to ask for help.
 
– Secondly, if you are the one who has a loved one dealing with depressing & anxiety, there are also resources that can help you to understand what they are dealing with better. You may never 100% be able to understand where they are coming from, but there are many good online talks and videos that help explain the mindset when battling depression and anxiety. 
 
 
Helpful Resources:
 
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
 
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
 
Nice summary article on options for help with depression and anxiety.
 
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
 
The first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.
 
 A national non-profit mental illness advocacy organization improving lives since 1984.