Christine discusses Depression Therapy Options with the anchors of the morning television program, Fox 4 Morning Blend.

If you’re reluctant to seek treatment, talk to a friend or loved one, your doctor, a minister at your church, or someone else you trust. If you have suicidal thoughts or if anyone is, these are the steps you should take immediately:

  1. Contact a family member or friend.
  2. Seek help from your doctor, a mental health provider or other health care professional.
  3. Call a prevention hot line — in the USA, you can reach the toll-free, 24-hour hot line of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to speak with a qualified counselor.
  4. Contact a minister, pastor, priest, leader or someone in your faith community.

When to get emergency help

If you are seriously considering hurting yourself or have thoughts to attempt suicide, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. If you have a loved one who has harmed himself or herself, or is seriously considering doing something harmful, make sure someone stays with that person. Don’t leave them alone or take the situation lightly. Take him or her to the hospital or call for emergency help.