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Where can I get help for depression?

25 Answers
Last Updated: 02/12/2018 at 1:51am
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Top Rated Answers
March 5th, 2015 5:17am
You can get help for your depression from a friend or someone you trust. You can go to a therapist or a school counselor.
March 11th, 2015 1:25am
7 Cups! you can come here any time anyone would be happy to talk to you and get you through this time NO MATTER WHAT.
April 5th, 2015 7:57pm
You can consult your doctor or a psychotherapist to get professional help. In addition, you can come here to 7Cups to talk when you feel the need to :)
April 29th, 2015 7:09pm
well there is so much you can do, starting by telling someone you trust be it a parent or a teacher, you can then talk to a doctor who can refer you to a mental health and counciling and can give you strategies and medication to help battle depression
May 1st, 2015 3:07pm
On this website here! 7 Cups of Tea has an amazing Depression support group, forum, mentors, and listners with a lot of experience talking about depression and finding waays to manage it. If you are looking for something more personal, a personal therapist, group therapy, or your general doctor, are also people/place where you can get help for your depression.
May 20th, 2015 5:41pm
I think the best place to get help is a counselor or a therapist. And if your not sure then you can go to an emergency department or call one.
May 22nd, 2015 10:32am
The best person to help with depression is a mental health professional such a therapist or a psychologist.
June 22nd, 2015 2:59pm
If you're in school, you could always go to the counselor and talk to them and they could help you find outside resources such as therapy or other specalized doctors. If you're not in school you can visit your general doctor and they may be able to refer you to the proper person
July 28th, 2015 2:21am
Well the first place to go is probably your doctor. He or she will be able to suggest the best treatment options for you! When things have been really bad I've also used a free local crisis line where I can speak to trained volunteers over the phone. If all else fails, 7 Cups of Tea is always here for you :) Stay strong!
September 7th, 2015 10:28pm
There's multiple help guides on 7 Cups, as well as our listeners. If you feel it's very severe, then you can contact any number of help lines or websites that are professionals in dealing with depression. Just ask any listener for the contact information.
September 21st, 2015 5:00am
Through counseling or therapy and also support groups. You can even try coming to a place like 7cups of Tea to talk with someone about our feelings. Good Luck.!
November 2nd, 2015 11:14pm
Many resources are available both online and in your local community. The easiest way to source these resources is by talking to your family doctor or healthcare professional. You can also try googling your city name plus "mobile crisis unit" or "counselling".
November 23rd, 2015 12:43am
From people who you care about ..from yourselfe from every where around you ..if no body could offer help or change anything you can easily go to support groups
February 2nd, 2016 5:22pm
You can go to your GP and ask her/him to refer you to a therapist or Physiologist. If you think you have depression you should talk to someone who knows you well in addition to the previous. You will have the support needed.
February 2nd, 2016 10:42pm
I usually start with baby steps. I start small and get myself to do something as shower. That will then lead to getting something nice on and then doing my hair, so on and so forth. Then after I have stayed busy for a few hours and have calmed down, I journal and ask why am I feeling this way. Then I ask that again and again until I reach the main cause of my sadness and work on that issue.
March 7th, 2016 9:40pm
I personally recommend you go to your GP for a diagnosis. This can lead to referrals to some great support units.
May 10th, 2016 6:50pm
You can find help on You can also talk to a therapist or even your close friends and family.
July 5th, 2016 1:16pm
You can get help for depression here, in a doctors office or on various help centres around the world.
September 27th, 2016 3:52am
On 7cups to a listener that is skilled at handling with depression, or a therapist that has skilled experience
September 27th, 2016 2:59pm
As we all know that the most effective help to overcome depression is consulting a professional like a therapist but there are also some factors you might want to consider first before getting this help. First is your own reflection, most people deal with their depression by themselves without someone else knowing and they do it by meditating, distracting themselves or just keeping the worries to themselves and this is where the second part comes in, friends. If you can't handle the stress and pressure you would most likely approach a trusted friend and pour all your emotions out but the thing is, it is either the comfort of your friend is effective or you still feel the same. If you do feel the same, this is the time you approach your parents because they can assist you and help you get an appointment with a therapist, I'm happy that you are looking for some help because most people who has depression are too anxious to ask.
November 8th, 2016 6:57am
Depression is an excruciating disease, it needs alot of strength to be spoken about. In my opinion, it is better if we can just simply talk to someone who is emphatic and not sympathetic.
January 31st, 2017 8:46am
You can seek help with your local doctor. I would go there first as they sometimes, depending on where you live, can get you free psychotherapy. Your doctor also has the authority to give you prescribed medicine. It can be antidepressive medication or others. Another option is to search for a licensed therapist or psychologist near you. Ask around or search online for reviews before picking one. You can also try out the therapy that 7cups offers.
March 20th, 2017 8:02pm
Lots of places! Our Listeners here on 7 Cups are here for you. There are also countless online resources available, both free and paid. If you are still in school, often times schools have counselors or other free mental health resources. You can bring the issue up to your friends, family, or even your doctor. And, of course, you can always get the help of a therapist. Often, it is hard to reach out for help. But when you do, the results are invaluable. You don't have to start big; maybe just reach out to one of the Listeners on this site. We're all here for you.
November 21st, 2017 9:04pm
You can get help for depression all around you. Talk to your family and friends or go online to search up ways to stay happy. Do your favourite hobby. Do what ever make you smile.
February 12th, 2018 1:51am
There are many outlets on 7 cups that can be helpful but there are also many ways you can seek help outside of 7 cups, like going to see a therapist near you.