Depression and Anxiety Crisis Hotlines

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Anxiety and Depression

People experiencing anxiety and depression can feel isolated and alone, but they aren’t. Depression affects 15 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million people annually, says the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. This guide will help you understand these disorders, learn about the many available treatment options and reassure you that you aren’t alone.

What are Anxiety and Depression?

For years, many people believed depression was just feeling sad or out of sorts, and anxious people ... read more »

Anxiety and Depression Risk Factors

No one is immune to depression or anxiety, but certain groups, such as teens, the elderly and new ... read more »

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

If you’re having trouble managing your emotions but aren’t sure if it’s temporary ... read more »

Anxiety and Depression Treatment

There are many types of depression and anxiety, so there isn’t one treatment that will help ... read more »

Finding a Therapist to Treat Anxiety or Depression

Finding a counselor or therapist isn’t always easy and may call for some detective work. Not ... read more »

Depression and Anxiety Crisis Hotlines

In this section, you’ll find some Web sites that provide 24-hour a day, 7-days a week telephone and/or online support for people who are suicidal or in an extreme crisis situation. If you or someone you know needs help, you can easily find information and emergency aide at one of the sites listed below.

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  • Don’t be ashamed for feeling the way you do. People who work at crisis centers are there to help you, not judge you. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
  • Usually, there are warning signs that a person has suicidal tendencies. It’s always better to get someone help before he’s in an actual crisis situation. If you suspect someone you know is suicidal, there are sites that have information about suicide, statistics and advice for talking to people who are at risk.

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