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Myths about depression

Learn some myths and truths about depression and other mental health challenges, which fuel stigma around mental health illness.

What are suicide warning signs?

People who are suicidal can give some sign that they are thinking about suicide. Learn about these signs and how you can help prevent a suicide.

Mental illness overview

Mental health problems are common in at least one out of every five people. Learn about some of the causes and types of mental health problems and treatment.

Problem solving

Your willingness and ability to solve problems has a huge effect on the way you feel. Learn eight steps to solving a problem.

What to expect when calling a helpline

If you’re feeling nervous about calling a helpline, that’s okay. It can be scary to pick up the phone, especially if you don’t know what to expect. This fact sheet can help.

Crisis helplines

If you are feeling suicidal and need someone to talk to now, learn about Lifeline and Your Life Your Voice.

Depression: management and treatment options

Overcoming depression will take time, and you'll need to stay strong. Learn about different management and treatment options for depression.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is frequently used by therapists. Learn more about CBT and the ways it can help.

Supporting someone with a mental illness

Often friends don't know how best they can help someone with a mental illness. Learn some tips for making your friend feel more comfortable.

Worried about someone feeling depressed

When a friend is feeling down for a long period of time it can be hard to know what you can do. Learn about some ways you may be able to help.

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