To learn more about depression and its treatment, we recommend the following resources.
If you or someone you know are thinking of suicide, seek help immediately. You can visit your local emergency room or contact one of the following hotlines:
- Boston Emergency Services Team: 800-981-4357
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)
- Good Samaritan’s Hotline: 877-870-4673 (877-870-HOPE)
- Treatment Advocacy Center: 800-784-2433 (800-Suicide)
- The Trevor Helpline: 866-488-7386 (866-4-U-Trevor) for LGBT youth and young adults
Massachusetts General Hospital
- Depression and Clinical Research Program on the MGH website
Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds
Resource with timely information relating to child and adolescent mental health issues, including depression.
Patient and Family Resource Center, Department of Psychiatry
Information about depression and other mental health issues, with links to helpful resources for people who are affected, their family, friends, and caregivers.
Women’s Mental Health Program
Information and resources about premenstrual dysphoric disorder, psychiatric disorders and treatments during pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding; perimenopause; and psychiatric medications.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Online information about common mental health conditions in children and teens, their treatment, and updates on psychiatric medications.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Resources, news, and locations of local support groups for people in crisis, people concerned about a loved one, and others affected by or working to prevent suicide.
American Psychiatric Association
Information about common mental health conditions and their treatment, including videos, blogs, and downloadable brochures.
American Psychological Association
Psychology Help Center provides Information about psychological issues, psychotherapy, mind/body approaches, and other treatment options for mental health care. Resources include reports and videos.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly MDDA)
Information on mood disorders; local and national support groups, programs, and publications; and relevant news and research updates.
Mental Health America
Resources for promoting mental health, preventing mental illness and substance use conditions, and addressing mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research, and services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Nonprofit organization offering education, support, and advocacy for people with mental illness, their families, and friends.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information on depression causes, symptoms, and treatments. Also features blogs, case studies, and publications.
NIH Clinical Research Trials and You
NIH’s website about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.
National Network of Depression Centers
Network of 21 clinical and academic Centers of Excellence in the US providing education, research, clinical care delivery, and community outreach in the field of depressive illnesses and related mood disorders.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For 24/7 connection by phone or online chat to a trained counselor in your area.