There are so many great depression resources available. This
is a list if some of the depression resources available on the internet.
National Institutes of Mental Health
The mental health arm of National Institutes of Health in Maryland,
offers a substantive page on depression, what it is and how to treat it.
Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration:
established in 1992 by Congress, SAMHSA works to prevent and reduce
substance abuse and to make sure effective treatment strategies are
PubMedHealth: Major Depression PubMedHealth
is part of the US National Library of Medicine at NIH, National
Institutes of Health. They have a very useful page on depression.
Medical Online Resources
Depression very comprehensive site on depression covering the
basic information and also a lot of tips, and questions and answers.
EMedicineHealth: Depression: another site with very complete information about depression.
Wikipedia: Major Depressive Disorder: If you want a deep exploration of major depressive disorder, this page is for you. It covers definition, symptoms, depression in different age groups, causes and speculation about the evolutionary and adaptive origins of depression as well as different types of the disorder and various treatments.
About.com: Depression: good all purpose depression resource.
Help Guide: Depression: comprehensive depression resource with information about depression and other illnesses.
New York Times Health Guide: Depression good resource with a lot of basic information and links to many associations.
National Mental Health Association: leading organization dedicated to mental health with more than 320 affiliates nationwide.
the largest association of psychologists in the world with more than
154,000 members, it offers education, information and advocacy for
psychology in the US.
Association founded in 1844, APA is a medical specialty
organization advocating for psychiatrists and quality psychiatric care.
Related Disorders Association DRADA
is a non-profit organization offering information about depressive
disorders including many book reviews related to depressive illness.
National Alliance for
the Mentally Ill founded in 1979, NAMI is a grassroots advocacy
group for the mentally ill.
Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance great
depression resources for people suffering from depression and bipolar
including education and advocacy.
for Depressive Illness
an international foundation for research and education related to
depressive illness. It seeks to prevent depression, provide
effective treatment and remove the stigma associated with the condition.
Depression Support Groups
Daily Strength: Depression Support Group Daily
Strength is a well known and popular resource for illness support.
Psych Central: Depression Support Group
this forum covers many life challenges for depression sufferers
including work issues, suicide and postpartum depression. It also
offers success stories.
the Beast: Online Depression Support Group well organized,
comprehensive forum on depression and related disorders.
Broken Smiles: Online Support Group for Depression and
other Disorders Including Self Harm another depression
support forum which also covers topics like stress and anxiety.
forum on all aspects of depression that covers some great topics like
abuse and bullying. It has many sections on related illnesses and
information on medications and their effects.
Anonymous a 12 step program to help people achieve emotional health
modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous.
John Folk-Williams highly regarded blog about depression. He
cover the illness, relationships and work. He has a great store
with good books that can help with depression.
Seasons another well regarded blog that has not been updated
recently, but nonetheless it has a lot of material about depression.
Beautiful Revolution well known blog that has doodle art related to
mental illness. Some funny art.
Splintered Mind humorous and honest blog about depression and ADHD.
Pursuit of Happiness another
good blog about the experience of depression. The author has tried
numerous remedies, so it is a useful resource for considering
alternative healing approaches.
the Darkness a blog about one person's 21 year battle with
On My Mind Christine Stapleton's blog on Psych Central covers many
associated illnesses and the challenges of living with depression.
Starting a life with a Little Spark to the Head: ECT Chronicles if
you want to know more about electro shock treatment, this blog can help.
blog by a woman who has battled depression and who is also a
runner. She is winning at changing herself to a healthier person;
her blog is about her journey.
Postpartum Voice a blog dedicated to helping people through the
unhappiness of having postpartum depression.