Depression carries a high risk of suicide. Anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very, very seriously.


Do not hesitate to immediately call 911, your local suicide hotline, or contact a competent healthcare provider or mental health professional.


If you plan to commit suicide, immediately go to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment.


For information about how to prevent suicide, visit


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(24-hour number for anyone experiencing a suicidal crisis)

1-800-273-TALK (8255); TTY: 1-800-799-4889


Befrienders Worldwide

(Suicide help lines outside the United States)


National Institute of Mental Health

(Information about all aspects of mental health, including depression and anxiety); 1-866-615-6464


National Alliance on Mental Illness

(Education and national support groups for patients and their families); 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)


Mental Health America

(Information on how to achieve mental health); 1-800-969-NMHA (6642)


American Psychological Association

(World’s largest association of psychologists; Information about any psychological condition); 1-800-374-2721


World Psychiatric Association

(Worldwide information of mental disorders and their prevention and treatment); +41 22 305 57 37


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

(Information about prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and related disorders); 1-240-485-1001


Organization of Teratology Information Specialists

(Information about exposures during pregnancy and lactation); 1-866-626-6847


American Pregnancy Association

(Information about pregnancy wellness); 1-972-550-0140


Postpartum Support International

(Support for the most common complication of childbirth—perinatal mood and anxiety disorders); 1-800-944-4PPD (4773)


National Domestic Violence Hotline; 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY: 1-800-787-3224


Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline; 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)


Alcoholics Anonymous

(Information on alcoholism and national AA meeting locations); 1-212-870-3400


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