What to do in a Depression Crisis
What if I or someone I know is in crisis?
If you are thinking about harming yourself, or know someone who is, tell someone who can help immediately.
• Call your doctor.
• Call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room to get immediate help or ask a friend or family member to help you do these things.
• Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline to talk to a trained counselor.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
• Make sure you or the suicidal person is not left alone.
Where can I get more information?
Life threatening Emergency: 9-1-1
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
Local Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) www.dbsalliance.org
- Mental Health Association Sacramento Chapter www.mhasc.org (916) 366-4600
- National Alliance on Mental Illness of Sacramento (NAMI) www.namisacramento.org (916) 874-9416
- National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov
- Excellent self-care website www.depressiontoolkit.org
The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns, 1999
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program by William J. Knaus, 2006
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression by Mary Ellen Copeland, 2002
Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life: A Workbook of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Martha Davis, 2007
When Someone You Love is Depressed by Laura Rosen and Xavier Amador, 1997
Emmi (On-line learning):