The National Institutes of Mental Health, working with many other government health agencies, reports as many as 1 in 10 people suffer from some form of depression yearly. Many have depression and do not realize it. Women are more often at risk for depression including certain forms of depression including postpartum depression.
If you or someone you know has depression, it is important you learn as much as you can about your condition and find support. This page contains resources to professional organizations, support groups and educational resources where you can find information about depression and related mental health disorders.
Depression is not easy to conquer alone, but when you have a team supporting you, you can survive almost anything! Remember, depression is a serious mental illness. If you need help, get help immediately, so you can enjoy the quality of life you deserve and need.
In this section you will find links to professional organizations providing support, information and help for patients with depression and family members.
The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (FRED)
FRED is a global nonprofit organization committed to providing information on the causes of depression and providing support to people coping with depression. Here you can find information about treating depression, coping or living with depression and get immediate help in the event you face a crisis or emotional overload.
Mental Health America
A nonprofit organization, Mental Health America or MHA provides information on the latest studies on depression, antidepressant medication and depression among youths and adults alike. Here you can find crisis information links, discover tools and resources available to help you pay for mental health care and find information on support groups in your region helping patients and families coping with depression.
National Institute of Mental Health
NIMI is a national government funded organization, one of the nation's largest, working to help patients and family members combat depression, including bipolar depression. On this site you will find information on depression, bipolar disorder and many other mental health topics. You can research clinical trials for patients with depression and read the latest news on depression, research and new treatments for depression.
In this section you can find links for patients looking for referrals to depression specialists and online or offline support groups for patients and families coping with depression.
Harvard Medicine Affiliate Hospital
This page contains a large resource directory for patients looking for referrals to mental health specialists.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides information and support for patients in crisis. You will find tools to empower yourself when combating depression and related mood disorders. You can click on links to clinical research trials and more.
This is an excellent site for teenagers and parents of teenagers looking for support for depression and other teen-related problems. Find statistics on teen depression and learn how to recognize the warning signs of depression in children and teens. There are links to other sites providing support to parents and teens combating mental health disorders like depression, ADHD and more.
Depression Resources and Education
There are many professional organizations catering to healthcare providers and patients looking for more information about depression and related mental health disorders.
Association for Psychological Science
Here you will find psychological studies and information about mental health from scientists and researchers around the globe. There are links to studies of interest to laypeople as well as those interested in scientific knowledge of depression and the disease process. You can join for more information about teaching and access to journals and other published works on depression and mental health awareness.