DEPRESSION DOESN’T ALWAYS LOOK LIKE DEPRESSION
Find help. Find hope. Find your words.
Find your words.
Depression can be difficult to recognize — and hard to talk about. Many people struggle for years before they reach out for help. Others never get help at all. Let’s work to change that. Together, we can end the stigma that keeps people silent — and create a culture of acceptance and support.
Help someone with depression
Sometimes there really are no signs. But when there are, it’s important to know how to recognize them, take them seriously, and be willing to ask the tough questions.
Find support for yourself
If you’re experiencing depression, or think you’re depressed but aren’t sure, you don’t have to deal with it on your own. There are people who care, and resources that can help.
Help us fight stigma, raise awareness, and spread hope
Talking about mental health can be hard. It’s time to make it easier — and empower more people to ask for help, take action to help themselves, and support others.
Mental health matters, and we should talk about it — just like we talk about physical health. Not everyone has experienced a mental health challenge, but most people know someone who has. And we all need support to stay balanced, build resilience, and feel mentally and emotionally strong — whether it’s clinical care, social support, or simply practicing self-care.
As one of the nation’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans, Kaiser Permanente understands the connection between mental and physical health, and the importance of caring for the whole person. We also know that many people stay silent — and don’t get help — because they’re afraid of being judged. It’s time to change that.
Find Your Words is designed to help individuals talk about mental health without fear and judgement, ask for help if they need it, and help others when they can. Together, we can create a culture of acceptance and support — and help end stigma for good.
Real stories of hope and support
Hear real conversations between people living with mental health conditions and the loved ones who support them. We partnered with StoryCorps to capture their stories —you may see yourself or someone you care about reflected in their words.