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Being depressed can feel lonely, especially if you’re dealing with depression in college where you may be isolated from your loved ones back home. While it’s natural to want to withdraw further inward, talking with and spending time with friends can help improve your mood. In this video, one student shares how nurturing close friendships helped carry her through depression.

If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hotline for a treatment referral: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are worried about someone you love, call or chat the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255