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If you are in crisis and need immediate help,
call 911 or go to your local
hospital emergency room.
You can also call:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
1-800-999-9999
1-800-999-9915
1-800-231-1127
Books
More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression
- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents
- Francis Mondimore, MD

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Families
- Francis Mondimore, MD

An Unquiet Mind
- Kay Redfield Jamison

Darkness Visible
- William Styron

Love First
- Jeff and Debra Jay

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
- Bev Cobain

The Adolescent Depression Workbook
- Mary Ellen Copeland and Stuart Copans

Help Me, I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression
- David Fassler, M.D. and Lynn S. Dumas

Lonely, Sad and Angry: A Parent’s Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents
- Barbara Ingersoll and Sam Goldstein

Where can I find help and information?
National Resources

University of Michigan Depression Center (www.med.umich.edu/depression)
The University of Michigan Depression Center aims to become a model for the nation
and world, provide leadership in basic neurosciences, translate new findings more
rapidly into clinical practice, and develop innovative public health initiatives.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (www.DBSAlliance.org)
Local support groups and other resources.

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (www.nami.org)
Dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement
of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (www.aacap.org)
Promoting mentally healthy children, adolescents and families through
research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.

American Association of Suicidology (www.suicidology.org)
Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org)
Dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.

Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health at Columbia University (www.kidsmentalhealth.org)
Developing strategies for changing the behaviors of the institutions and individuals that work with children.

Wayne State University
Wayne State University’s Department of Psychiatry provides free psychiatric
help to those age 18 and under who qualify. For more information, call 313-745-4645.

Emergency Telephone/Suicide Prevention 313-224-7000

Common Ground Sanctuary Crisis Line 248-456-0909 or 1-800-231-1127

Mental Health Association of MI 248-647-1711

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