Here are some resources that may help you if you are depressed concerning your diagnosis of doabetes (or any chronic disease or condition).
Behavioral Diabetes Institute.
The world’s first organization wholly dedicated to addressing the unmet emotional needs of people with diabetes. In addition to developing this booklet, the Institute has
further information available online about diabetes and depression (and other common emotional issues related to diabetes).
Visit us at www.behavioraldiabetes.org.
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
A free, confidential 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
• The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance website
(www.dbsalliance.org) provides timely information on depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, and explains how doctors screen for these conditions.
This site also provides information for the newly diagnosed as well as recovery steps, and ways to help a loved one with depression and bipolar disorder.
• The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest research
organization in the world that focuses on mental health diseases.
The NIMH website (www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression) provides in-depth information and the latest findings on depression.
Please feel free to pass this information on if necessary!
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