|Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance|
|730 North Franklin Street|
|Chicago, IL 60654-7225|
|Phone: ||1-800-826-3632 includes a hotline for help with depression and bipolar disorder|
|Fax: ||(312) 642-7243|
|Web Address: ||www.dbsalliance.org|
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance publishes brochures, books, and videotapes about the treatment of mood disorders, all available free of charge or for a nominal fee. It also has an information and referral line, and its website contains helpful information.
|Mental Health America|
|2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor|
|Alexandria, VA 22311|
|Phone: ||1-800-969-NMHA (1-800-969-6642) referral service for help with depression|
|Fax: ||(703) 684-5968|
|Web Address: ||www.mentalhealthamerica.net|
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is a nonprofit agency devoted to helping people of all ages live mentally healthier lives. Its Web site has information about mental health conditions. It also addresses issues such as grief, stress, bullying, and more. It includes a confidential depression screening test for anyone who would like to take it. The short test may help you decide whether your symptoms are related to depression.
|National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)|
|3803 North Fairfax Drive|
|Arlington, VA 22203|
|Phone: ||1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264) hotline for help with depression|
|Fax: ||(703) 524-9094|
|Web Address: ||www.nami.org|
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a national self-help and family advocacy organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of people who have severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. NAMI focuses on support, education, advocacy, and research. The mission of the organization is to "eradicate mental illness and improve the quality of life of those affected by these diseases."
|National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)|
|6001 Executive Boulevard|
|Room 8184, MSC 9663|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-9663|
|Phone: ||1-866-615-6464 toll-free|
|Fax: ||(301) 443-4279|
|TDD: ||1-866-415-8051 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.nimh.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides information to help people better understand mental health, mental disorders, and behavioral problems. NIMH does not provide referrals to mental health professionals or treatment for mental health problems.
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
|Phone: ||1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)|
|TDD: ||1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)|
|Web Address: ||www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org|
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service. Crisis centers are located in 130 locations across the United States. Callers are routed to the closest provider of mental health and suicide prevention services.