Resources available to help make sure you are being conscious with your mental health and well-being





National Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website ( ‘We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis’ )

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number : 1-800-272-8255 (available 24 hours everyday)



Supportive Reddit Communities For Depression
  • r/Depression (Supportive space for anyone struggling with depression)

  • r/SuicideWatch (Non-judgmental peer support. Please read guidelines to the right of the page for this subreddit)

  • r/MentalHealthSupport (‘Safe place to discuss, vent, support, and share information about mental health, illness, and wellness’)

  • r/StopSelfHarm (‘If you know someone or you struggle with self-harm get help. You are not alone’)

  • r/OffMyChest ('Safe space to get something off your chest that has been weighing you down for days, weeks, months, or years')

  • r/Meditation (Learn how to meditate or see how others are practicing meditation)


University Of Washington Resources
  • UW Counseling Center ('The Counseling Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns. All UW Seattle students who are in degree-seeking programs are eligible for our counseling services' )

  • Hall Health Mental Health Clinic ('Hall Health’s Mental Health Clinic provides a high-quality, evidence-based care to UW students, including individual and group counseling and medication evaluation and management. As a student, you are eligible for no-cost drop-in appointments for mental health referrals, as well as light therapy for seasonal affective disorder' )

Helpful Apps/Websites For Depression
  • Headspace (Meditation app; free intro of 10, 10-minute sessions of meditation)

  • Pacifica (Cognitive behavioral therapy based app for anxiety, stress, and depression; free with in-app purchases)

  • Happify (‘App used to overcome stress and negative thoughts. Build resilience’)

  • Talk Life (‘Safe social network app to get help and give help’)

  • The Mighty ('We face disability, disease, and mental illness together’ Blog posts about honest struggles and some coping strategies)

  • More Apps


If you know of any other mental health resources, feel free to email me at: asikur97@uw.edu


Thanks!

r/Depression Posts


Live responses of people dealing with clinical/non clinical depression


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