Take time during the break to tune into these stories and resources from SAMHSA.
Dan L – Living with Major Depression
A managing partner at a law firm, Dan was diagnosed with major depression in his 40s. “People can’t recover from depression by themselves,” he says. It takes treatment and support to do so. “The biggest contribution I can make is to connect with other people with major depression and let them know they aren’t alone,” Dan says. “You can be a professional person or working person and you can live with depression.” Start your journey managing major depression by calling SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP. Learn more at www.samhsa.gov/serious-mental-illness.
Support for Serious Mental Illness | Real Stories
Support and connections are critical for those living with a serious mental illness (SMI). Learn from people with lived experience how their support systems and connections help them manage their major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. To learn more about serious mental illness, and the possibility of recovery, visit samhsa.gov/serious-mental-illness or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for 24/7 free and confidential information and treatment referral.
Screening and Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Learn how integrated screening and treatment for patients with both a mental illness and substance use disorder can make treatment more effective for patients. An integrated approach leads to better quality of care and health outcomes for patients. Visit www.SAMHSA.gov/co-occurring to learn more.