Did you know that most people feel sad and worried at some time in their life? When the sadness doesn’t go away and things like enjoyment in life, sleeping, thinking, and eating are difficult, a treatable condition known as clinical depression may be the cause.
If you or someone you know is suspected of suffering with depression, seeking help from a physician or a mental health professional can be a courageous, life-saving act.
If depression is ignored, the worst symptom that can develop is thoughts of suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death. Suicide is preventable.
Lehigh County Crisis Intervention - 610-782-3127.
Crisis Intervention offers supportive counseling and conducts crisis assessments.
Warmline - 610-820-8451
For support, someone to listen to your concerns.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Lehigh Valley Chapter
A leading national and not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. There are local support groups for survivors of suicide.
Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention
Great resource for information on suicide and depression.
Information and Referral at 610-782-3200 To speak to someone directly about a variety of resources in Lehigh County.