Depressed? Where to look for help:
The first place to turn is a trusted adult, such as a parent or guardian, doctor, teacher or school counselor. If an adult isn’t a good option, try talking to a friend. There are also plenty of options online and through your phone:
TXT4HELP offers 24/7 help for teens in crisis. Text the word “safe” and your location to 4HELP (44357) to receive a text message with a phone number for a local youth agency.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a free, 24/7 helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and provides callers in English and Spanish referrals to local mental-health-treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations.
The Heard Alliance operates a crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), or text START to 741-741.