If you are contemplating suicide:
- Anonymously call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255
- Chat with someone online using the Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Americans can speak to someone through Crisis Chat
- Veteran's Crisis Chat is a chat line specifically for veterans
- Trained volunteers can also be found on IMAlive
- Common Ground is another crisis service that caters not only to depression but to a multitude of other things
If you are depressed and would like to speak to someone:
- Chat with someone online using 7 Cups of Tea
- Chat with a kind stranger on Blah Therapy
- The Crisis Text Line is a great way to anonymously talk with someone who cares via text message
- Receive heartfelt personal letters from a pen pal through a service called Letters Against Depression
- Teen Line is specifically for teens who would like to chat with another teen about anything anonymously!
- Trevor Chat, a chatline provided by The Trevor Project is a great tool specifically for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender community
- Your Life, Your Voice offers more than just chatting options for young people facing all kinds of different issues
If you are battling social anxiety:
- Find help with treatment using Social Anxiety Support
- Find support with Social Anxiety Net
- Sign up for an online counselor through Joyable
If you are battling any other form of anxiety:
- Find online support using a website called Anxiety Panic Support
- 7 Cups of Tea also offers support for anxiety in multiple waysIf a loved one of yours is battling depression or a mental illness:
- Learn how to talk to someone with depression HERE.
- Learn how not to talk to someone with depression HERE.
- Another great article written by someone who went through depression can be found HERE.