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Health Management and Education

Healing from depression

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
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

• Make sure you or the suicidal person is not left alone.

National suicide prevention hotline information


 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:
  • Sacramento 916-368-3111
  • Auburn   530-885-2300
  • Davis   530-756-5000
  • Lincoln  916-645-8866
  • Roseville  916-773-3111


Resource for depression.  Books:

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):