All individuals experiencing depression, whether in college or not, have a variety of resources they can access. As a friend, it may be helpful to keep this list as a reference to resources that may help your friend, particularly if they are experiencing a depressive episode during a summer or other period when college resources are not available or if college resources are booked or there is some other reason your friend does not want to make use of college resources.
If your friend needs immediate help, contact 911 or go to a hospital emergency room
To talk to a trained counseling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889
Healthy Minds, which has information about mental health including treatment and tips for students, provided by the American Psychiatric Association
ULifeline offers a screening tool developed by the Duke University Medical Center, as well as contact information for university counseling centers.
Half of Us has a screening tool and inspirational interviews with artists and athletes
The JED Foundation provides resources and research on mental health and suicide prevention for parents, students and college, including their community guide Help a Friend in Need for social media users to identify warning signs in friends at risk
Campus Calm has a number of tools for high school and college students to combat stress