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What kind of support is available for depression?

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Last Updated: 06/16/2020 at 6:07am
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April 17th, 2015 9:31am
Turn to trusted friends and family members. Share what you’re going through with the people you love and trust, face to face if possible. The people you talk to don’t have to be able to fix you; they just need to be good listeners. Ask for the help and support you need. You may have retreated from your most treasured relationships, but they can get you through this tough time.Try to keep up with social activities even if you don’t feel like it. Often when you’re depressed, it feels more comfortable to retreat into your shell, but being around other people will make you feel less depressed. Join a support group for depression. Being with others dealing with depression can go a long way in reducing your sense of isolation. You can also encourage each other, give and receive advice on how to cope, and share your experiences.
September 11th, 2014 7:57pm
Sadly, one in four of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives, and is caused by an unbalance of certain chemicals in the brain and therefore it isn't a flaw in character, but a flaw in chemistry. There are many kinds of support as different people recover in different ways, there are therapists and psychiatrists, helplines, emails, 7 cups, certain medication, and sometimes just a friend to be there for you.
October 31st, 2014 4:07pm
Your own friends and family can be vital in helping you overcome what you're dealing with. There are also loads of support forums out there (like Black Dog Tribe and something called 7 Cups of Tea), as well as medical help available from your doctor.
November 12th, 2014 4:31pm
A good support network is very essential in treating depression. There are countless sources of support out there, from local groups that meet up and discuss their issues, to online resources like 7Cups! Of course, it helps to have help from your doctor, therapists and psychiatrists. Outside of professional groups or individuals - the most important parts of your support network are your loved ones. Friends and family should stand by you and help you through these tough times, and never let you forget that you are loved and wanted.
September 13th, 2014 11:51am
Through 7Cups you can connect with a trained listener who will simply give you a space to talk. Your doctor may also be able to provide support, either through medication or through therapy/counselling. If you are at school, university or college there may be support available through your institution as well.
September 29th, 2014 11:24am
Doing some activities in public places , watch movies , go to parks , museums , safari , shopping and amusment parks
September 29th, 2014 4:27pm
Depression is a real disease who needs (on the grade of the depression) medication, and really really alot of care, help and love.
October 26th, 2014 8:22pm
There are many support groups for depression. This can be friends, family, or actual support groups within your community. There are also online resources that can help you, as well as kids help phone, or the suicide prevention hotline. Another great source is, you can write them an email, and a qualified person will respond accordingly. 7CupsofTea is also a great resource to talk to someone who you know will listen.
October 29th, 2014 10:32pm
Doctors, teachers, parents, friend and family can all help you. Your doctor might be able to get you some more support such as therapy or support groups. Also, many people have good experiences with anti depressants.
October 30th, 2014 8:56pm
If you're seeking professional treatment for depression, counseling is a great place to start. Talk therapy can allow you to work through your issues in a safe environment and to learn how to function in day-to-day life. Psychiatrists can also evaluate whether or not different antidepressants might help. If you're not interested in or don't have access to medication, lifestyle changes to diet and exercise can help too. Community support is the next best thing! Reaching out to other people struggling with depression can help you understand yourself better, and it can help to foster a system of communication and open trust that's excellent for recovery. Depression can be very isolating, and so it's important to find a place where you can feel heard and validated. 7cups has a forum dedicated to the discussion of depression by members and listeners alike, and there are several site guides on managing depression, anxiety, and various emotions!
October 30th, 2014 10:37pm
Talking with a psychiatrist can help individuals let out any negative feelings they are keeping inside. It provides them an outlet to express how they feel. Don't feel discouraged to talking with friends or family they can be your biggest support line for many things.
November 6th, 2014 3:03am
LOADS! We have an awesome page about it here on 7 Cups: There are also LOADS of other resources and support groups on the internet, and in your city.
November 6th, 2014 2:09pm
Depression is a lack of hope. Jesus is hope. Jesus will always grant his love to the prayers of a person in need.
November 7th, 2014 9:15pm
Encouragment to take action, make the first step.
November 11th, 2014 1:11am
I believe that the biggest support for any mental illness is a you-tuber and therapist named Kati Morton. She make great videos on how to get help.
November 15th, 2014 4:35pm
There is a variety of support such as online chat rooms like on this website, group therapy sessions, professionals such a counsellors and even GPs are there to support you.
November 17th, 2014 3:55pm
Psychologically, you can meet up with a therapist and talk about your problems. It would lessen the burden you have upon you.
November 18th, 2014 5:01pm
There is always lots of support - the first place you may think of is your family. However, to some people, this isn't an option, and so speaking to your doctor should open up opportunities of local confidential support in your area from professionals. There are also online guides to help you and sites like 7COT!
March 22nd, 2015 12:07am
There is no one proven way that people recover from depression. However, there is a range of effective treatments and health professionals who can help people on the road to recovery. There are also many things that people with depression can do for themselves to help them recover and stay well. The important thing is finding the right treatment and the right health professional for the individual's needs.
September 21st, 2015 4:31am
You can look in many places for support. You can start with those closest to you, like friends or family and letting them know how you feel. You can also try seeking help through a counselor or therapist and support groups.
November 2nd, 2015 4:48pm
Friends and family. Counselors. Therapists. Doctors. Coping skills. Hobbies. Hotlines for different things.
November 16th, 2015 12:37am
A strong support group I'd always helpful. Seeking a licenced professional counselor can also be a good support as well.
November 30th, 2015 12:24pm
Here at 7 Cups of tea we are here to listen, understand and support you in anything you need to talk about .We are not here to judge
January 5th, 2016 10:51am
There is a lot of support available for depression! One of the biggest sources of support is therapy. A good therapist can help you manage your depression and teach you coping techniques. Another source of support is medication, such as anti-depressants. Finally, a third source of support is yourself. By practicing self-care and self-compassion, you can provide support for yourself during this difficult time.
February 22nd, 2016 7:46am
we all have joy in us but sometimes we need to someone to remind us that. so channeling of depression or low vibrations is a key
May 3rd, 2016 9:51pm
Life coaching or therapy are good support while depression periods. It is also usefull taking some classes on self development
June 20th, 2016 11:12pm
You can take the help of a therapist.Go for group support.Medication supported counselling by psychiatrist.
July 19th, 2016 3:22pm
there are lot of people facing depression and many have coped up with proper help.there are doctors therapists psychiatrists to 7 cups there are many listeners to help people.listeners provide a lot of help,they can also recommend you some really helpful therapists
August 1st, 2016 6:37pm
There is our website 7 cups:) you can go to therapy, then there is group therapy, natural medicine, medicine, and if your in crisis you can go to your local emergency room.
July 11th, 2017 11:57pm
various psychological treatments like cbt, cognitive behavior therapy, behavior therapy, MBCT,mindfullness based cognitive behavior therapy, IPT interpersonal therapy., organizations like NAMI, support groups, self-support by e.g. activity scheduling, learning about the illness, friends etc. , medication