Resources for Depression

HOW WELL DO TREATMENTS FOR DEPRESSION WORK?

• Unfortunately, only half of Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment
• However for those who do, 80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication.

MEDICATIONS

Although there are several classes of medications which have shown to be effective for depression, all medications carry potential risks and side effects which should be thoroughly discussed with a physician before starting. Any side effects or problems experienced after starting medication for depression should be discussed with one’s physician immediately. Medications for depression generally should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the prescribing provider as significant withdrawal symptoms could occur.

Local and State Resources:

Pathways Vermont: Wellness Co-op

Pathways Vermont: Support Online

National Alliance on Mental Illness VT (NAMIVT)

University of Vermont

National Resources:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Mayo Clinic

National Institute of Mental Health

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Looking for more information? Click here for information and resources about depression and suicide.

Vermont Suicide Prevention Center

UMatter Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Hotlines

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255/ TTY: (800) 799-4889

GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 www.glnh.org

GLBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

Online Peer Support Chat

If US military veteran: (800) 273-8255 and press 1

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