An overwhelming 43.1% of Alaska adults reported having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety last year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Needless to say, that’s nearly half of state resident adults. Reports of depression among Alaska’s youth also rate higher than the national average. Worse yet, Alaska has the third-highest suicide rate among all states.
It’s clear that Alaska residents are in need of help for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are free and anonymous helplines available to all residents. These phone numbers are more than just digits on your smartphone. Call today and receive immediate assistance for any and all mental health issues, including depression and/or anxiety.
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.
Central Peninsula Behavioral Health
The CPBH Department is an award-winning mental health service provider, and they offer a behavioral health emergency line. Call 907-714-5353 to be connected with a professional, or visit the website for a wealth of further info and resources.
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 Alaska-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.