If you or someone you love has been feeling really down, and just can’t snap out of it, it’s time to talk to someone.

Depression is sadness that just won’t go away. As a result, it interferes with your ability to work, play, or enjoy your family. Nobody knows exactly what causes depression, but the good news is it is rather treatable.

Depression can include symptoms such as:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Withdrawal from activities, interests, and people
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, and making decisions
  • Insomnia, or sleeping excessively
  • Health issues, weight changes, or body aches
  • Sense of hopelessness

Help via Text Messaging

FIND HELP IN A CRISIS OR TEXT “NAMI” TO 741741

Help via Online Chat

Counsellors are also standing by to offer anonymous help via chat at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Suicide Prevention Apps

Several mobile apps are available to help you recognize the warning signs and to offer quick links to helpful resources during a crisis. Here are a few examples:

  • MY3 offers immediate resources for those who struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide.
  • HELP Prevent Suicide is a simple app that provides quick access for those struggling with suicidal thoughts as well as those who may be concerned for loved ones.
  • You Can! is designed for those supporting someone in need or who think a loved one may be in danger.

In conclusion, if you think you or someone you love may be having difficulty due to depression, find help and hope at one of the following organizations.

Local Resources

CC Senior Citizens' Foundation(830) 629-4547visit siteComprehensive services to help area seniors stay active, independent, and informed.
Hill Country MHDD(830) 620-6221visit siteClinical services to promote independence and recovery in adults and children with mental health symptoms.
Hope Hospice(830) 625-7500visit siteCompassionate, personalized end of life care that promotes caregiver confidence, excellence in symptom management, and a guided passage through the grief & loss process.
NBCM-Oakwood Counseling(830) 627-7006visit siteLicensed, professional counseling and support groups.
NB Door of Hope Counseling Center(830) 632-5039visit siteReduced fee, Christian-based counseling services to the New Braunfels community from mental health professionals.
River City Advocacy(830) 643-0200visit siteSupport groups, life skills workshops and professional counseling for individuals and families.