Artists Open Up About Depression

In this Film Courage video compilation 17 artists, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors talk about coping with depression, how it affects their creativity, outlook on life, and how they’ve learned to accept it.

If you are experiencing an emergency or are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911) or go to the nearest emergency room.

Below is a list of mental health resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454 – For hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment: 800-799-4889 – Español: 888-628-9454

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline at 1-800-950-6264 M-F, 10 am – 6 pm, ET Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention at 1-800-273-8255 or text to talk 741741

Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255

The Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453

The Samaritans at 1-877-870-4673 (HOPE) You can call or text the Samaritans at any time: 1-877-870-4673 (HOPE)

Non-Emergency Resources:

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