Chronic diseases are those lasting three months or longer, such as diabetes, heart disease, or depression. According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 133 million Americans are affected by chronic diseases, representing more than 40 percent of the country’s total population. In the best interest of your health, we have provided resources below on some of the most common chronic diseases.

 

Mental Health - General Information

National Institute of Mental Health – Help for Mental Illness

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Mental Health

https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/


National Network of Depression Centers – Resources

https://nndc.org/resource-links/*

*Includes links to multicultural, veteran, domestic abuse, sexual assault, depression, substance use, and suicide hotline

Depression

National Institute of Mental Health – Depression

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Depression Among Women

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/depression/index.htm


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/depression

Substance Use and Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health – Substance Use and Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/substance-use-and-mental-health/index.shtml


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  1. National Helpline: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
  2. Mental and Substance Use Disorders: https://www.samhsa.gov/disorders
  3. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: https://www.samhsa.gov/atod


Center on Addiction – What is Addiction?

https://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction

Heart Disease - General Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Heart Disease

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm


American Heart Association

https://www.heart.org/en/


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – How the Heart Works

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/how-heart-works


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Heart Disease in Women

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-disease-women

High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
Diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html


American Diabetes Association

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/?loc=db-slabnav


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease – Diabetes

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes

Lung/Respiratory Conditions - General Information

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – How the Lungs Work

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/how-lungs-work


American Lung Association Warning Signs of Lung Disease

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/warning-signs-of-lung-disease/


American Lung Association – Protecting Your Lungs

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/protecting-your-lungs/

Asthma

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/asthma


American Lung Association

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/


American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Asthma

https://acaai.org/asthma

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/copd


American Lung Association

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/


CHEST Foundation – COPD Patient Education Resources

https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/copd/

Cancer

American Cancer Society

https://www.cancer.org/cancer.html


National Cancer Institute

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/what-is-cancer


Cancer.Net (American Society of Clinical Oncologists)

https://www.cancer.net