Mental Health and Counseling Resources

Depression is now a very common mental health illness that affects millions of people, and their family and friends. Living with a chronic illness such as myositis makes life hard with the ups and downs, life-changes and simply losing so much over time. Never be ashamed to admit you are depressed! This is the first step to getting the help you need to treat depression.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, or thoughts of harming someone else, please dial 911 (in the USA). Another great resource, Suicide Prevention Lifeline, can help, too. Just call (800) 273-TALK (8255) to be connected.

If you are feeling suicidal, there is hope.

You can CALL the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

You can reach the Crisis TEXT Line 24/7 by texting “START” to 741741.

Do not be ashamed to admit you are depressed

Living with a chronic illness such as Myositis makes life difficult. We experience  ups and downs, life-changes, and we may feel we continue to lose so many things over time. Never be ashamed to admit you are depressed! This is the first step to getting the help you need to treat depression.

Are YOU in crisis, having suicidal thoughts?

Are you a U.S. Veteran in crisis?

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Visit their website for more information

Mental Health and Drug Abuse Resources

Those living with myositis and pain may develop depression, anxiety, and even addiction, or dependence, to the medications. We have provided several resources below that may help.

Are you deaf? Use this link to see how to connect.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    6001 Executive BoulevardRoom 8184, MSC 9663
    Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
    (866) 615-6464
  • SAVE
    Suicide Prevention
  • American Psychiatric Association
    1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825Arlington, VA 22209-3901
    (703) 907-7300
  • American Psychological Association
    Does not offer referrals
    750 First Street, NEWashington, DC 20002-4242
  • National Mental Health Association2000 Beavregard St.6th Floor,
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    (800) 969-NMHA

Other Addiction Resources

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