Depression is an extremely prevalent mental illness in the US. More than 25 million Americans age twelve or older will suffer at least one episode of depression every year – nearly 20% of that population group. This is according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Put simply, one out of every five Americans age 12 and up suffers from depression or has at least once in the past year.
However, when analyzing data on depression by state provided publicly by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it becomes clear that Alabama has a significant depression issue. Out of all fifty states, Alabama has the 7th highest rate of diagnosed depression with 22.64% of residents suffering.
The good news is that help is available to you, free and confidential help, around the clock. Here are three helplines any Alabama resident can call to receive assistance for depression. Call today and start down a path toward helping yourself, or helping someone you know.
The National Depression Hotline
Anybody anywhere can call 866-629-4564 to reach a specialist with The National Depression Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, around-the-clock helpline for depression and/or anxiety. Call now for immediate assistance, or click here to visit the website which offers a wealth of additional information and resources. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen.
Crisis Services of North Alabama
CSNA exists for any Alabama resident to call and receive professional help for depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal thoughts. Call 256-716-1000 or if not in-state, call 800-691-8426. You may also visit the CSNA website, which offers more info and resources, by clicking here.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline for all US residents to receive assistance for depression and/or any form of mental issue. Call 800-950-6264 from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM, or text “HelpLine” to 62640. You may also visit the Alabama-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.