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  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Also visit the online treatment locator.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.

The service is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Currently, the 435748 (HELP4U) text messaging service is only available in English.

In 2020, the Helpline received 833,598 calls. This is a 27 percent increase from 2019, when the Helpline received a total of 656,953 calls for the year.

The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

The service is confidential. We will not ask you for any personal information. We may ask for your zip code or other pertinent geographic information in order to track calls being routed to other offices or to accurately identify the local resources appropriate to your needs.

No, we do not provide counseling. Trained information specialists answer calls, transfer callers to state services or other appropriate intake centers in their states, and connect them with local assistance and support.

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How to get out of depression: effective advice from psychologists

How to get out of depression: effective advice from psychologists | Restorative medicine center "Altiva"

Depression is the most common mental disorder worldwide. It can occur in people of different status and age, in any life period. This disorder reduces the quality of a person’s life: it interferes with enjoying what is happening, working, maintaining social relationships, and even serving oneself.

5 ways to get out of depression on your own

There are different forms of this disorder. However, treatment will be most effective if started early. When depression is mild, you can get out of it on your own. To do this, you must follow the recommendations of psychologists, and not selectively, but in combination:

  • Sports. During physical activity (about 30 minutes), the production of the "hormone of happiness", endorphin, increases 5 times. Yoga, aerobics, or dancing can help you get out of depression.
  • Travel. Interesting trips, unfamiliar places, meeting new people - all this contributes to emotional upsurge. In a state of depression, solitude and loneliness should be avoided. Various hobbies and hobbies help well. And even ordinary walks in the fresh air.
  • Meditation. Stimulates the production of endorphin and norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter associated with mood. Techniques such as art therapy, massages, acupuncture, and the like may also be used.
  • Personal care. One of the main signs of depression is indifference, even to one's own appearance. Therefore, even if there is neither desire nor strength, it is still worth taking care of yourself and, if possible, visiting spas.
  • Healthy eating. If there is no appetite, it is better not to skip meals. In depressive conditions, immunity is often impaired, so it is better to focus on fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and microelements.

During a period of depression, you should not make important decisions, because. the surrounding world is perceived biased.

Do's and don'ts for depression

Most people with depression don't realize they need help. There is no universal cure, but psychologists give recommendations on what exactly should not be done in this condition:

  • Alcohol. Alcoholic drinks can restore the joy of life for a very short period. In addition, many people suffering from depression often experience alcoholism or drug addiction.
  • Bad habits. People in a depressed state have low self-esteem, they are not interested in anything. They have no desire to even move, they can lie for days and do nothing. It is necessary to fight against this, it is impossible to follow the lead of such pernicious desires.
  • Ignore medication. Such severe forms of depression as chronic, bipolar, endogenous, cannot be cured without medical help.

Overcoming depression: when specialists are indispensable

Depression is a serious disorder that often requires medical attention. Therefore, contacting specialists is the most preferable and effective option. When there is neither the strength nor the desire to do anything, it is very difficult to get rid of a depressive state on your own. And when it comes to severe forms of depression, it is almost impossible. In such cases, treatment consists of several stages:

  • Taking antidepressants. The selection of the drug is carried out by the attending physician. The selection takes into account interactions with other drugs, previous treatment results and other indicators.
  • Psychotherapy. Interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and other therapies may be used. The use of these methods allows patients to look at the world in a positive way, learn to overcome depressive attacks, and also recognize signs of their approach.

The effects of antidepressants appear after a while: usually, the drugs begin to work a few weeks after the start of administration, and their effect lasts for six months to a year. And psychotherapy is especially important when working with patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Therapy helps to cope with feelings of fear and hopelessness.

Remember, timely treatment will help prevent more severe forms of depression and greatly improve the patient's quality of life.

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How to get out of depression for a woman on her own

Emotionality, impressionability, susceptibility, sensitivity and many other truly feminine psychological characteristics, combined with life's difficulties, increased stress, stress and blows of fate often lead a woman to depression. Along with this, it is precisely the listed individual characteristics of the female psyche and thinking that make a woman not only independently diagnose her condition, examine the symptoms and choose methods of dealing with them, but also establish a diagnosis for herself - depression (neurosis? melancholia?) without a sufficient level of knowledge, and sometimes without reason. In parallel with the above, the high pace of modern life, the need for a woman's dedication at work and at home, caring for a partner and children often do not give a woman enough time and energy to take care of herself. The stereotypes that have developed in our society place mental health concerns in the very last place, far behind attention to one's own appearance, normalization of the internal organs and other things. Thus, the psychological state remains without help for a long time, the problems are aggravated, borderline states of prolonged depression in women can develop into serious illnesses.

Signs of depression in women lack or pronounced decrease in interest in previously interesting cases or objects, increased fatigue even in the absence of load. People diagnosed with depression are prone to a painful perception of reality, frequent tears and sobs that can arise from scratch and last for hours, lose appetite and sleep, amaze others with extremely low self-esteem or inadequate guilt, show inhibition or indecision to act, or vice versa extreme degree of emotional arousal. In severe forms of depression and in the absence of appropriate assistance, they begin to avoid public places for a long time, prefer not to get out of bed, while they suffer from insomnia, “clog” in dark corners or cover themselves with a blanket with their heads, show suicidal thoughts or intentions.

In addition to the above symptoms of depression, a woman can have a number of other signs of depression. To diagnose the disease, determine the degree of its severity, there are special research methods, special diagnostic scales (Hamilton, Montgomery-Asberg, Beck) and other tools used by psychologists and psychotherapists. Unprofessional amateur diagnostics and, especially, self-examination of oneself in a depressive state not only cannot be reliable and accurate, but also threaten a sick person with incorrect correlation measures.

An important factor in determining the tactics of therapeutic treatment of a patient with depression is the exact determination of the causes of depression, which may be of a different nature: endogenous (genetic), social, psychological, organic, and also, and most often, depression can be the result of a combination and mutual the impact of these factors.

A woman's visit to a psychologist in our country is not a "fashionable" trend, a visit to a psychotherapist is frightening with one mention. However, the successful experience of psychotherapy and psychological assistance, including specialists based at our medical center, in the fight against depression shows not only the high efficiency of complex treatment, but also impresses with the speed of achieving a positive result.

Particular attention should be paid to the fact that in addition to diagnosing psychotic and somatic signs of depression, choosing the optimal program for removing a woman from a depressive state and preventing the possible consequences of severe depressive episodes, the patient, in the person of a doctor or specialist, acquires the only person whom he is able to trust and from whom ready to get help. This is important for a person suffering from depression of any degree, in which the patient denies ties with relatives and friends, remaining alone with his illness. Along with taking medications, using therapeutic techniques and methods of alternative medicine, psychotherapy is of great importance in the treatment of depressive disorders, which allows you to correct the patient's attitude to external factors that have become the trigger of the disease, accept any situation or look at it from a different angle.

Qualified assistance of our clinic specialists to people suffering from depression is mainly aimed at preventing relapses of the disease in the future, and does not end at the stage of eliminating active symptoms of the disease, restoring mood and ability to work, and achieving remission.

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