What would your reaction be to seeing your friend posting a bunch of pictures of themselves every single day with the hashtag ‘depression’? While many people may think that it’s a way for them to get attention, these behaviors may really be a cry for help. The person doing it may actually be struggling with their mental health.
This video is for informative and educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please reach out to a qualified healthcare provider or mental health professional if you are struggling.
We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc
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1-800-DON’T-CUT and 1-800-334-HELP
1-800-334-HELP is a 24-hour service for a number of things.
Boys Town National Hotline 1-800-448-3000.
Text CONNECT to 741741 for PTSD episodes. They are also on call 24-hours.
1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
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