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Crisis helplines

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

Experiencing grief

Losing a loved one means you're probably experiencing a lot of different emotions. Learn about the stages of grief and how to get through the grieving process.

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.

After someone ends their life by suicide: how you might feel

Understanding why someone takes their own life can be really difficult. Learn about the emotions you might experience and how to tell other people.

If your friend has taken pills or hurt themselves

If your friend has taken a substance get them help immediately. Learn about getting help and managing your reaction.

Risk taking

Taking risks can be fun and give you an adrenaline rush, but sometimes those risks may affect your well-being and cause you harm.

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.

What to do when your friend is distressed

When one of your friends is really upset, it can be a difficult time. Learn about how to help a friend who is distressed.


Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that effects approximately 2.4 million American adults. Learn about the causes and getting help.

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