You’re on a journey to mental health and wellness, we’re right there with you. We are United States well-known and visited mental health website, focused on supporting people affected by Mental Illnesses, Mental Diseases and Disorders. We cut through the confusion with straightforward, expert-reviewed, person-first experiences, all designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love. We don’t ever take this position for granted nor do we rest on our laurels.
The generational defining events of 2020-21 have required us to be innovative and agile in responding to the needs of the communities we serve.
Depressionals should be the first place every person in US turns to when they have a mental health issue.― Founders of Depressionals
Through our Depressionals 2020 Strategy, we are working across three strategic priorities:
- Promoting mental health and well-being so people have greater knowledge, feel safe to talk openly about their issues and are supported to ask for help when they need to.
- Being a trusted source of information advice and support so we can all better understand how to maintain our mental health and take steps to recover from mental health conditions.
- Working together to prevent suicide by playing a lead role in the national effort to prevent suicide through research, information, advice and support, and advocacy.
We ensure the community is at the heart of everything we do. Our success is dependent on our deep commitment to actively listen to, understand, partner with, and respond to community experiences and needs. By learning from and working with the community, Depressionals can better reach and support people who need us, and adapt to the evolving mental health needs of people living in the US. We are available for all of you over social medical: a safe and reliable place for millions of people to access information, advice, and support, no matter where they are on the mental health continuum – whether they’re well and want to stay that way, unwell and need support, or in recovery and want to reconnect with others and give back.
Our aim over the coming years is to streamline access to, and the responsiveness of the portal. We will build a better online platform and we will better connect with people in the community. No matter how people connect with Depressionals, we want everyone to have access to relevant products and services that offer information, advice, and support they need.
How we do it
We envisage the US where people have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to maintain their mental health and have strategies on hand to respond if they are struggling. To enable this, we actively connect people with evidence-based products and services to support improvements in mental health literacy, greater knowledge of prevention and management techniques, and increased confidence to act when they need to.
We leverage current and emerging technologies to provide the community with easy-to-access information and tools, developed in partnership with the community, sector, and leading experts. We’ll continuously evolve to ensure this information, advice, and support are available to those in the greatest need, recognizing that social determinants are significant contributors to anxiety, depression, and suicide.
We envisage the US where communities work together to create non-stigmatizing, respectful and supportive spaces that support good mental health. To enable this, we provide communities – families, neighborhoods, educational settings, workplaces, and online communities – with evidence-based products and services to support the development of mentally healthy communities and through events and speakers to inspire and motivate others. We have a focus on improving the mental health literacy of adults, so they have the knowledge and skills to help children and young people achieve their best possible mental health.
We envisage the US society that provides the structural supports and policies that support good mental health and prevents suicide and provides equitable, safe, and affordable access to the right type of support at the right time. To enable this, we work with others to contribute to the mental health and suicide prevention knowledge base through mixed-method research and the translation of findings into practice. We gather insights from the community and evidence from research and practice to influence our policy positions and advocacy efforts.
If you want to ask any questions about us feel free to mail us: [email protected]