DISCLAIMER

The Depression Support Coalition is providing the links on this page as a resource to our visitors. The Coalition is not affiliated with any of these organizations and is not responsible for the content on their respective web sites. Any questions about their content should be directed to the individual web site owners. Thank you.


Mental Health America

Mental Health America is dedicated to "promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service." This site provides information for various age groups and on topics related to depression. www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to “improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.” This site provides information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments. It also includes information regarding Seasonal Pattern and Postpartum Depression. www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/depression

 

NAMI Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota became a state affiliate to the National Alliance in 1986, working to “improve the lives of children and adults with mental illness and their families.” This site provides information regarding depression and other mental illnesses, children and adolescents, and medications. www.namihelps.org/education/fact-sheets.html

 

Mayo Clinic Depression Resources

MayoClinic.com is dedicated to “empowering people to manage their health”. This site offers information including symptoms, causes, treatments, self-management and more for Major, Teenager, or Postpartum Depression. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions (Click on “D” and scroll down to Depression.)

 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH is dedicated to “transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research.” This site provides a downloadable booklet that describes depression symptoms, causes, treatments, and information on getting help. www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml

 

Help Guide

Helpguide’s mission is “to provide you and your family with mental health information you can trust.” This site provides information for men, women, older adults, teens, and their loved ones. It includes additional information on Postpartum Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder. www.helpguide.org/home-pages/depression.htm

 

Families for Depression Awareness

Families for Depression Awareness "helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides." This site specifically offers a unique perspective on how families can work together to help themselves and a family member who has depression. www.familyaware.org

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Since 1985, DBSA has worked to "provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders". This site provides information for people across the lifespan and includes information relating depression to other illnesses. www.dbsalliance.org/education_depression

 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

SAVE works to “prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.” This site offers links regarding suicide and depression for all ages from infants and children to the elderly. www.save.org/about-suicide/mental-illness-and-suicide/depression/

 

Men Get Depression

Men Get Depression National Education/Outreach Campaign is “an effort to increase knowledge, reduce stigma, and promote screening and treatment for depression and educate the public about depression and suicide risk.” This site directs you to a downloadable booklet that discusses unique signs and symptoms specific to men of different ages and gives suggestions for getting help and finding other resources. www.mengetdepression.com/resources/booklet.cfm

 

Make the Connection

Make the Connection, Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans, is a campaign by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) that “connects Veterans, their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.” This site provides information regarding depression, things that can be done, and offers further resources towards taking the next step…and making the connection. www.maketheconnection.net/conditions/depression

 

Military One Source

Military One Source is a “24/7 resource for military members, spouses, and families, and is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to Active duty, Guard, and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services.” www.militaryonesource.mil

 

Make It OK

Make It OK is a campaign aimed at “reducing the stigma of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education.” This site provides general information on mental illnesses and what to say to people living with it, because “if we all talk more about mental illnesses, we’ll understand more. When we understand more, we’ll make it ok.” http://makeitok.org

 

Face It Foundation

Face It, "through educational programs and other public initiatives, helps men understand the risks associated with depression and works with those who are depressed find a path to recovery." This site is intended to help men (and those who care about them) to better understand and address depression. www.faceitfoundation.org