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Depression Helpline:
Support and Understanding for
When Life Gets Too Overwhelming

If you feel hopeless and need someone to talk to, call a depression helpline.  You'll be connected with a caring and understanding person who'll provide you with solid support and advice for getting through tough times.


Depression Helpline: Support and Understanding for When Life Gets Too Overwhelming
Depression Helpline: Support and Understanding for When Life Gets Too Overwhelming

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Why Call A Depression Helpline?

Your symptoms of depression may make you feel less deserving than others. And feeling less deserving may cause to you think you're problems aren't as important as the next person.

Don't give into this feeling.

 There are helplines geared towards people with mild to moderate depression as well as suicide prevention.

Calling a depression helpline shouldn't be a replacement for therapy.

The people who work at these hotlines offer sound advice, can help you make sense of your problems and gain perspective when life spins out of control. 

I'm forever grateful for this resource, especially when I was drowning in depression and anxiety. There were plenty of sleepless nights spent lying awake worrying about relationship problems, money, or negative life experiences I couldn't get past.  

What to Expect When Calling a Helpline

It may seem scary to speak to a complete stranger about your problems. But in a way speaking with someone who doesn't know you is a good thing.

How so?

Depression helpline operators are there to listen without passing judgment and to offer information for coping with depression.

What NOT to expect when calling a depression helpline.

Whenever you call a helpline, it's important to note that the person you're speaking with isn't a psychotherapist or counselor and can't provide therapy or medical advice.

Plus, these helplines are completely confidential. You're not required to give your address, phone number or any identifying information.  So you don't have to worry about your information being sold.

 Depression Helpline Resources:

Depression is incredibly isolating and lonely, but you don't have to suffer alone. Here are a few helplines that can offer you help.

U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Call this number right away if you're having suicidal thoughts.

You don't have to be severely depressed or suicidal to call a depression helpline.

Kristin Brooks Hope Center Hopeline: 1-800-784-2433

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) Provides help specifically for veterans.

United Way Helpline: 1-800-233-4357

They can help you find a therapist in your area.  The United Way can also help by directing you to local services that provide healthcare, housing, and food if you need such services.


I hope this article helps you on your journey to better mental health!

Brighter skies are ahead,




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Week 1

This first installment focuses on the link between exercise, diet and good mental health.

Week 2

I'll talk about the importance of using relaxation techniques to lift your mood and calm your nerves, which in turn improves mental health. 

Week 3

This week all about using self-esteem to improve mental health and overall well-being. 

Week 4

This final week presents ways to reduce social media usage. Studies show that over consumption of social media contributes to anxiety and depression.

Click here to start this free e-course!