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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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Last Updated: 08/30/2022

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First aid for depression, stress, fear, phobia

We strongly recommend calling an ambulance for depression, stress, fear or phobia. Medical assistance will be provided immediately!

A resident of a metropolis is constantly under stress: a huge number of people around, noisy streets, crowded public transport, an abundance of gadgets and devices that replace real life and communication. All this is a favorable environment for the development of such mental disorders as depression, fear and phobias. Many people simply get used to the fact that they experience a constant feeling of anxiety, fatigue, emptiness. But is it necessary to put up with these conditions? What can chronic stress or depression lead to? Historically, in our society it is not customary to talk about internal problems, it is considered shameful to go to a psychologist, and a person cannot cope with depression or stress on his own. It turns out a vicious circle. Do you know that more than 70% of the inhabitants of large cities suffer from depression and constant stress? And only a small part of people seeks professional help. As practice shows, treatment with antidepressants gives only a short-term effect. It would be completely unreasonable to draw the joy of life and peace of mind in medicines. nine0003


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Depression requires the help of a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist. nine0011 The specialist's first recommendation seems paradoxical: stop fighting your depression, accept it, don't waste your energy on confrontation, because this only strengthens the disease. The next stage is an analysis of your condition: when and why depression arose. To understand the origins of the disease, competent psychological help is required. With depression, a person is demotivated, devastated, sees no point in doing anything. That is why first aid for patients with depression should be provided by a qualified professional doctor. Since it is the specialist who will be able to pull out from the subconscious those root causes of the disease that the human psyche hides due to a tendency to rationalize. What is the help of a psychiatrist for depression? Correctly selected psychotherapy will help to understand at what point everything went wrong, what caused the deviation from the right path, how to return to the right path. When this work on consciousness and subconsciousness is done, depression will recede. If you or your loved ones experience a depressed state, do not enjoy life, are closed in themselves, then a psychological ambulance is required. A depressed person should not consume alcohol or other mind-altering substances. This will only exacerbate the disease. But what if a person does not want to see a doctor or at least a psychologist? nine0003

Psychological help for depression can be provided at home! In our center you can order the service of calling a psychologist at home. This is a real solution for those who dislike hospitals and doctors' offices, who do not want to wait in line and waste time. This is especially true when help is needed for postpartum depression. A young mother is extremely worried about her child, and the most comfortable treatment option for postpartum depression would be if a psychotherapist comes to the house. A woman feels calmer when the child is near, and will be able to fully communicate with the doctor and talk about her problems. This is very important to do in the early stages, because the newborn also suffers due to the condition of the mother, which negatively affects its development. It must be remembered that depression often leads to severe stress. Why is emergency psychological help so important when stressed or after stress? The fact is that an attempt to "crush" or "overcome" a stressful state can result in the development of a serious neurotic disorder. Therefore, you need the help of a psychologist to relieve stress. Understand that stress can cause not only a mental disorder, but also affect the development of psychosomatic diseases. nine0003

Medical help for stress is a must! If you have experienced an extreme state, accompanied by fear for your own life, understanding of your own helplessness, a stream of negative thoughts, you need the help of a specialist. If a person has suffered severe stress, then he will show features of a depressive mood. Know that this condition itself does not go away, time in this case does not heal, but only aggravates the condition. Therefore, an ambulance is so necessary for stress and depression. Even an adult cannot cope with the consequences of severe stress, and then what about children and adolescents? Children and adolescents definitely need psychological help with stress. For an immature psyche, cruel blows of fate can become fatal. Children, after suffering a psychological trauma, without receiving proper treatment, simply withdraw into themselves. They can't counter stress with life experiences they simply don't have. To help children with stress, filigree and a subtle psychological approach are needed so as not to aggravate the patient's condition. They can be used as an ambulance for anxiety and fear, sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs, for example, phenazepam. But this is not a way out, but only a short-term relief of the symptoms of fear. Moreover, the use of tranquilizers is addictive. You need to trust the health of your psyche to a competent doctor, and not to pills. The best psychological help for fear and childhood phobias will be provided by the specialists of our medical center. Every day, our doctors help people find peace and inner harmony, continue to live and enjoy. Come to our center and life will become beautiful again! nine0003