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 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

Text CARE to 839863

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 at 1-800-273-8255  or text CARE to 839863.

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 1-800-273-8255.

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.

Nevada has the second highest rate of suicide in the U.S.—nearly double the national rate—at 21.4 suicides per 100,000 residents

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S. but is the sixth leading cause of death for Nevadans.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Nevadans (15-24).

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

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

Four times as many men kill themselves than women do.

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

Firearms are currently the most utilized method of suicide by all groups.

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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