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
  • 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:

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:
  • Another great article written by someone who went through depression can be found HERE.

For even more great resources:

  • Psych Central is a great way to find them!
  • Unsuicide is a great list as well!
  • Start Your Recovery is a reputable resource for information on substance use treatment