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Crisis Text Line is here to help you, whatever you're going through. We provide 24/7, free and confidential support and...


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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a suicide prevention and crisis intervention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis or...


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The NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical...


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SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish,...


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National Sexual Assault Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and...


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National Parent and Youth Helpline provides free and confidential emotional support and resources to diverse Parents,...


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The Courage First Athlete Helpline is the only national, centralized, free helpline that exists solely for athletes, parents,...


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The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline provides free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English...


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We connect LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or...


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TXT 4 HELP provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We are here for youth in...


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National Grad Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to...


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Physician Support Line provides free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help people in United States who may be...


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LGBT National Senior Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help the LGBTQ+ community,...


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TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young...


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If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or having thoughts of suicide, we are here for you. Hey...


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Teen Line is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS), as well as...


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LGBT National Hotline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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Centerstone Military Services is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support veterans in...


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The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends...


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We are a faith-based non-profit organization that provides free resources like live chat with Hope Coaches, email mentors,...


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Amala is a confidential and culturally competent youth support program for Muslim youth through a phone line available 5-days a...


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LGBT National Youth Talkline offers free and confidential support over phone. We help adults, youth, the LGBTQ+ community in...


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The Boys Town National Hotline is a Short-term crisis hotline for children, youth and parents, who are directly or indirectly...


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Pregnancy and a new baby can bring a range of emotions. Many new moms feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or exhausted at different...


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Postpartum Support International offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We exist to help...


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Get free, confidential support from a depression hotline in United States

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. When you're depressed you feel sad on most days and you may find it difficult to keep up with life's demands.

If you're in United States and experiencing these symptoms, there are 26 helplines ready to help:

  • You feel down in the dumps
  • Sometimes, you feel empty inside
  • You cannot concentrate and have difficulties memorizing things
  • Things that used to bring you joy mean nothing to you now
  • You feel sad and about to cry all the time
  • You have lost energy and feel tired all the time
  • You don’t care for your hobbies or work
  • You could be sleeping excessively

Experiencing the symptoms of depression can be the greatest challenge of your life. Nonetheless, many people in your position have successfully got through it and built a better life. Depression may feel lonely, but you are far from alone in experiencing what you are feeling.

Talking about how you feel when you're depressed is hard. You may not want to burden other people with your problems. But it's important to recognize that this is your depression talking. There are helpline counselors and volunteers in United States that want to listen and offer you the loving support you need.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of depression, you can contact a hotline in United States for free and confidential support.


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