Speak Up: Depression

Health and Wellness

Speak Up: Depression provides downloadable campaign materials in English and Spanish, including a brochure that provides information about depression, questions to ask a doctor or therapist, and advice on how to speak up if you or a loved one needs help.

Speak Up: Depression is part of The Joint Commission's Speak Up™ patient safety program that urges patients to:

Speak up if you have questions or concerns.
Pay attention to the care you get.
Educate yourself about your illness.
Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate (advisor or supporter).
Know what medicines you take and why you take them.

Use a health care organization that has been carefully checked out.
Participate in all decisions about your treatment.

Additional resources for individuals in need of assistance (emergent or otherwise) can be found via the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, MentalHealth.gov, or the Mental Health America's Finding Therapy page to find mental health treatment services, support groups and other resources.

Speak Up About Your Depression
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