According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) “Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding, treatment and a good recovery plan. With early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle choices, many people get better. But left untreated, depression can be devastating, both for the people who have it and for their families…An estimated 16 million American adults—almost 7% of the population—had at least 1 major depressive episode last year”.

To Call the NAMI Helpline Dial :

800-950-NAMI (Mon-Fri, 10AM -6PM)

Email:

info@nami.org

To find help in a crisis text:

“NAMI” to 741741