Feeling blue... You're not alone.
Depression is common locally and across the country. You or someone you love is likely to experience depressive symptoms at some point in your life.
Feeling Blue, a local initiative providing resources related to depression, was developed to change how we think and talk about depression. It offers the reminder that “you’re not alone” and opens the door for conversation and support.
The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment revealed that 21% of regional adults have been diagnosed with depression, and it is suspected that there are many more who suffer but have not been diagnosed. Often individuals struggling with depression are hesitant to seek help or tell others, which only makes symptoms worse.
The purpose of Feeling Blue is to increase the understanding of depression, share information on how to manage the symptoms of depression and provide additional resources for individuals to help themselves and others who may be experiencing depressive symptoms.
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York County Mental Health Resources
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression, please schedule a visit with your primary care provider to discuss your symptoms, treatment options and obtain referrals to a mental health provider, if needed. You may also access mental health services directly by calling your health insurance company for referrals to local providers (telephone numbers on back of insurance card).
Information and Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TrueNorth Wellness Services Crisis Intervention:1-866-325-0339 or (717) 637-7633
WellSpan Health Crisis Intervention: (800) 673-2496 or (717) 851-5320