You are not alone. Crisis Support Services of Nevada is here to help you 24 hours a day, every day of the year, so that you can get to a better tomorrow. Our staff and volunteers are available to talk to you and offer free, confidential support through any crisis.

Crisis Hotline

CALL 988

Crisis Texting Line

Text 988

Sexual Assault Hotline

CALL 1-775-221-7600

What To Do When You Feel Depressed

There are many things you can do to get to a better tomorrow. Consider doing the following if you are dealing with feelings of depression or suicide:

Call or text us.

We are here to listen and help. We’ve been there, and we care about you. We’re available 24/7. Call or text 988, or visit our Lifeline Chat to chat with a caring counselor.


Reach out to friends and family.

You are loved and valued. Talk to the people you are closest to and be honest about your feelings. Surround yourself with positive people that you can confide in without judgment.

Join a new community.

Whether you decide to go to church, take a class or start a new hobby, getting involved in a new community can help you feel less isolated.

Find a therapist or support group.

Talking with other people is an important part of getting through any crisis, particularly feelings of depression or suicidal intent. A therapist can work with you long term and give you means to cope.

Learn more about the available resources in your community by calling us any time at 988.

What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that goes beyond sadness. It can manifest itself with feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, which are unrelenting. People who are depressed or considering suicide may have anxiety, sleep too little or too much, isolate themselves and exhibit extreme mood swings. If you are feeling this way and wondering what to do when you feel depressed, know that you are not alone. We are here to help you get through your darkest moments to see a better tomorrow.

Facts About Depression and Suicide

Crisis Support Services of Nevada has spent decades helping people in crisis and working on suicide prevention. The numbers around depression and suicide in our home state are staggering.

In 2019 Nevada was ranked seventh highest rate of suicide in the U.S. at 20.84 suicides per 100,000 residents, US Suicide Rate is 13.93

In 2019 Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. but is the eighth leading cause of death for Nevadans.

In 2019 Suicide was the first leading cause of death for our youth/young adult Nevadans (12-19) and second leading cause of death for our adults (20-49)

For every teen that dies by suicide, it is estimated that 100-200 teens have attempted suicide.

Firearms are currently the most utilized method of suicide in all age groups. Reducing access to lethal means programs can increase time and distance for someone at risk of suicide.

In Nevada and across the nation, men suicide at a higher rate than women but women attempt at a increased occurrence.

Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social and ethnic boundaries.

The suicide rate is higher among the elderly (over 65) than any other age group.

How to Help Someone Who is Depressed

Learn the Warning Signs of Suicide and Depression

If you are concerned about a family member or friend, show you care and ask the question: Do you feel suicidal? Trust your gut instincts, and if you’re concerned, help get the person to support services they need.

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How to Report and Approach Suicidal Content

If you are worried about someone based on their social media posts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has compiled information on how to report suicidal content as well as how to approach those individuals.

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Are You a Survivor of Suicide Loss?

Join a support group and access online resources.

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