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who do you talk to about depression?

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Last Updated: 04/14/2020 at 5:10pm
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Top Rated Answers
wonderfulWaterfall86
January 28th, 2016 3:03pm
I talk to my therapist or my boyfriend about depression. My boyfriend has the same thing so we can relate to each other a lot. My therapist shows me great ways of coping and getting rid of my depression and social anxiety
ella3421
January 28th, 2016 4:21pm
Depression is a very common mental illness that lots of people struggle with. And lots of those people, have no idea what to do with it. There are many listeners here on this site to help you out and listen to you the best we can, but the best thing for you to do is let a professional know. A doctor, therapist, or suicide prevention line can help you out. If you are in need of immediate help because you're experiencing thoughts from your depression that make you want to hurt yourself or anyone else, you have the right and you should call 911 immediately. If you just want to talk about it, you should seriously consider a mental health therapist.
Anonymous
January 29th, 2016 6:54am
To my best friend. You can talk to your mother too but I think my age fellow can only understand me completely.
Anonymous
January 30th, 2016 4:06am
I talk to my closes friends or my significant other. The people who truly understand will be able to support you better. I also talk to my doctor about it.
Anonymous
January 30th, 2016 7:05pm
Friends and family are usually the best. You can also go to a therapist, counselor or someone her at 7cups though!
YourBestFriendRyan
January 31st, 2016 8:43pm
You can talk to a trusted friend or family member, or if you feel more comfortable and have the resources, you can talk to a therapist. And, of course, you can always talk to one of us here at 7 Cups!
delicateShoulder44
February 3rd, 2016 6:02pm
I usually talk to my friends about depression because I relate to them better. I don't really talk to my parents much about it, but they don't really understand it anyway. The bottom line is that talking to someone, anyone, is an important part of the healing process.
Anonymous
February 4th, 2016 3:02am
When you're depressed you can talk about it with a friend you really trust, or an adult you really trust, such as a counselor, a parent, or a religious leader.
CaringJoy
February 4th, 2016 4:54pm
A safe, non judgmental and supportive person, professional or support group that you trust will support you and encourage you in your struggles. For example 7 Cups!
Mike8448
February 4th, 2016 6:08pm
You can talk with your GP or a therapist. If you are in school a counselor might be able to help as well. And then of course there are the people here at 7cups!
MPuffin
February 4th, 2016 6:12pm
If you believe that you are suffering from depression talk to a friend or family member as they will be able to help you. The first person I told was my best friend who was able to support me, then I told my mum and then a teacher at school. I was then referred to a doctor who was able to help me understand what I was going through.
Anonymous
February 5th, 2016 9:54pm
I talk to the people on here, my friends, and my mom-- Its good to talk about depression with people who care :)
passionatepanda
February 8th, 2016 5:09pm
Now a days, there are so many different specialists, websites, etc. dedicated to mental health, such as us, 7 cups of tea, or 741741, a crisis text line, or you can reach out to family, friends, school counselor, coworker, psychologist, or psychologist. Now-a-days, it is very easy to find someone to help, and most people are very accepting, all you have to do is reach out!
whitewhalee
February 10th, 2016 1:06am
Depression is something that when I'm aware of, I would talk about it to all those close people around me who wish to help but not just verbally advise, so that I can assure their assistance when needed without having this guilt mind of regretting of telling them
moonchild29
February 10th, 2016 2:04pm
My online friends. I tried to talk to my parents once but it seems like they don't really get it or assume the problem will go away by itself.
Anonymous
February 12th, 2016 10:05pm
I talk to my close friends and family that I trust. My boyfriend is my biggest support system but isn't my only one because that isn't always a good thing either.
Anonymous
February 13th, 2016 7:33am
I talk to close friends but it's easiest to talk to strangers who are patient enough to listen since they would have less motivations to hurt me.
RainbowTrie
February 13th, 2016 9:06am
When I'm depressed I talk to my partner because she understands what I need. The most important thing is to talk to someone who will listen to me and validate my feelings without offering too many solutions or minimizing my depression.
Anonymous
February 13th, 2016 10:06am
You can talk to friends,family,adults,teachers,coaches,counselors! Pretty much any one you feel comfortable talking to!
GoodListener2016
February 13th, 2016 2:07pm
It actually depends on with whom you feel more comfortable with, it can be a family member, a close friend, a colleague at work or even a distant friend. It does not matter who the person is, the most important thing is if that person is really capable to devote time and effort to listen to you and help you if you need help.
darlingyouregorgeous
February 13th, 2016 7:16pm
You can talk about depression to anyone you feel comfortable around. If that's a parent, sibling, friend, relative, teacher, or a listener here at 7 Cups of Tea, anyone you want to talk to should be willing to listen.
Anonymous
February 14th, 2016 12:54am
If you can, talking to a psychologist is the best person to talk to, because they always listen to you, and have the best advice for you. They graduated in psychology, so they're the ones to go to!
Anonymous
February 14th, 2016 9:15am
Myself ! Split your own personality into two and try to make the two talk to each other. Dig deep into what's bothering you and what can be reasonably done about it. (start by "OKAY, so what seems to be the problem "
Sassy001
February 14th, 2016 12:36pm
I would talk to family,friends and others who have depression and understand what it is like.I would also speak to a doctor or therapist if needed.
Anonymous
February 14th, 2016 8:59pm
I often talk to an adult or close relative I trust about depression. They often help tremendously and I often feel much better after speaking to them.
heavenPainting21
February 14th, 2016 9:11pm
some great listners at the 7 cups of tea who will listen to you and help however they can, to support you when in need of help
healingdua09
February 14th, 2016 9:59pm
To those closest to me. You cannot share such things with everyone because they don't always understand and you don't want to be helpless. Go to someone you feel comfortable to share your deepest thoughts with.
Anonymous
February 17th, 2016 5:23am
You can talk to a therapist or a doctor about it if you want. Or talk to your parents , friends , church anyone who you feel safe with and close to you and means well enough to help.
Anonymous
February 17th, 2016 12:09pm
I talk about depression with my mum, because she understands me best and supports me no matter what.
Anonymous
February 17th, 2016 6:28pm
I talk to a trustful person about depression thank goodness people are kind I can't do anything without them.