Depression in Children (cont.)

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Where can families get support for a child with depression?

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Community Awareness and Support Center (support for people affected by murder-suicide)

Jason Foundation

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
2101 Wilson Boulevard Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI (6264)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program


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