Online Resources

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIMH publishes numerous publications aimed at helping you understand mental illnesses, how they can affect you and others around you, and what kinds of treatments are available.


This detailed booklet describes depression symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

Women and Depression: Discovering Hope

This booklet describes the symptoms, treatment, and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.

Men and Depression

This detailed booklet describes what you need to know about depression in men: how it looks, how it feels, getting help, and getting better.

Older Adults and Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging. This brochure describes the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of depression in older adults.

Depression and College Students

Many people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. This booklet describes what depression is, how it affects college students, and treatment options.

More Publications from NIMH

Feel free to browse the entire collection of publications from NIMH, which is updated regularly.