Depression is a common, yet serious, condition that harms the body and the mind. If you feel anxious, sad or lonely for long periods of time, you should seek help to work through those emotions. There are resources available through your Peoples Health plan and through the community.
- Always talk with your doctor about your depression.
- Visit a Peoples Health service center or call member services (see page 8) to speak with someone from the Peoples Health care team.
- Call member services for information about your plan’s behavioral health provider. You have access to professional therapy, counseling and psychiatric intervention services.
- Call your area council on aging, which can help you find community resources
for your needs.
If you have suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline right away. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-800-273-8255. TTY users dial 1-800-799-4889.