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who do you talk to about depression?

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Last Updated: 07/13/2020 at 10:51pm
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shvrry
February 18th, 2016 6:37am
A close friend that you trust, a family member who you know can help you or someone that you feel free and comfortable talking to about it.
hopefulWaterfall35
February 18th, 2016 9:05am
You can talk to people who you feel close to, people who you trust. If you don't have anyone you feel comfortable talking to you can always talk to a professional that has experience in this area such as counselors, mentors, a coach, anyone who has gone though this and made it out.
Anonymous
February 18th, 2016 2:40pm
I guess that I talk about it to a close friend of mine or someone who I can trust.....maybe someone anonymous in order to not talk about it anymore too.
JordanPeraltaa
February 19th, 2016 3:08am
I have Depression and Social Anxiety. I found it extremely difficulty to talk about my feelings and to seek help. It took me 3 months of constantly trying to persuade myself to find help. First, I found this site, 7cups, and I contacted some listeners who were extremely supportive and I finally managed to contact my GP. Now I am feeling much better with treatment.
Anonymous
February 19th, 2016 5:01am
there is a any number of people to talk to including a trusted friend, parent, doctor, guidance councilor, or even someone on 7cups who are always willing to help.
HarleenQuinnzel
February 19th, 2016 8:08am
Well a Doctor,Mental health professional or perhaps a counselor or maybe even someone you trust such as family or friends.
BettinaBlocksberg
February 19th, 2016 11:09am
I think this is a quite personal question but it always ends to one "the person you trust". In some cases this is the best friend, your parents or a professional.
Anonymous
February 19th, 2016 6:44pm
Its important to talk to someone you can trust. You've found a good starting point by coming to 7Cups for support. I would suggest a close friend, family member or teacher. Stay strong and know there are lots of wonderful people here to support you as well!
Iauren
February 19th, 2016 7:56pm
Hello dear, you can talk to Listeners who "specialize" with talking about depression. You can speak with them, or join the Depression group chat to speak with others feeling the same way. :)
Empathy91
February 19th, 2016 8:35pm
talk to anyone you feel comfortable to talk to. Either a close friend or family member, sometimes it also helps to talk to someone from outside your social network, someone who is not close to you where you don't have to fear to be judged.
fancydrums00
February 19th, 2016 9:06pm
Talk to the peeps who understand you the most or the people who are the closest to you as well. But if you dont have any of those peeps then talk to us listeners. We are here to help.
Matt99
February 20th, 2016 2:31pm
Originally, the best place to start is those who you feel most comfortable talking to about it. Be that friends, parents, us here at 7 cups. Really it is better to talk about it to someone than no-one.
Anonymous
February 20th, 2016 11:43pm
my counselor, and sometimes my friends that have been through it. also, parents are great help for it
Jack4128
February 20th, 2016 11:59pm
Anyone. Talking is a great first step, maybe start with friends and family as they are the people that care about you the most and want you to be happy. If you feel that you cant talk to them, try talking to a listener on 7 cups or maybe your doctor.
HakunaMatata2k
February 21st, 2016 5:25am
Anyone that you feel comfortable with at all, a pet, a friend, family member, your GP, the school counsellor etc, Anyone you can trust is a perfect option to talk to about depression and if you ever feel like you have no one then send me a message and I'll talk to you about it because I know exactly how horrible suffering from it is.
Anonymous
February 21st, 2016 6:45pm
I would actually write it down and express it in my music! It was easier to tell things in my art then speak about them.
Anonymous
February 24th, 2016 6:57am
I have a couple close friends that I can turn to if I need to talk about how I am doing. Its always important to have those people in your life.
awesomebeauty123
February 25th, 2016 2:43pm
my doctor is the one who helps me with my depression doctors are very helpfl with these things turn to your doctor or even parents for help
JustACutie
February 25th, 2016 5:08pm
I usually talk to my friend, or a listener depending on the problem I am having. I like to keep some things anonymous so I connect to a listener or go to a group discussion for my issues.
PacificSunrise
February 25th, 2016 7:57pm
To talk about a subject that is personal, one need to find a person who they think will not judge them or someone who will listen wholeheartedly. It's a very sensitive matter and would want someone who will try to understand what one is going through.
jl28
February 25th, 2016 9:13pm
I used to talk to my best friend, she was the only one who knew about my depression since I didn't really like socializing or anything. But I recommend that you talk to someone you're very close with, someone who knows you well, and who won't judge you, and will just listen to what you have to say before they say anything or tell other people,
Sam177
February 26th, 2016 2:53pm
Anyone you feel you can trust. Someone who loves you and will hear you out, and if you don't have anyone in your life that will listen you can always come on here and we will be happy to help! If it gets too overwhelming I would recommend seeing a therapist.
Anonymous
February 26th, 2016 3:56pm
You can talk to me, or i can show you other resources to help you, im sure there are more sources for you to get help.
PuppetZander
February 26th, 2016 11:38pm
It's different for everyone. Most people talk to a therapist but some talk to their parents, friends, a trusted teacher , boyfriend/girlfriend, other family members.
compassionateCat90
February 27th, 2016 12:21am
You can talk to anyone who you feel comfortable with. There are many great listeners here on 7cups, you can speak with your parents and maybe try to see a professional therapist, or even just talking to close friends you trust.
colorfulSummer66
February 27th, 2016 12:58am
Someone you respect and who has experience with the issue. It feels good to vent to friends, but speaking with a professional is the best way to help yourself.
Anonymous
February 27th, 2016 5:10am
Mostly random people on the internet, quite like this, actually. its nice to have an outside opinion
gloriousJoy07
February 27th, 2016 8:51pm
I think you should talk to someone who you are close and comfortable to , it can be a family member, a friend , a teacher or anyone whom you think will understand. You can then seek professional help therapists or counselors who can help you understand your condition better.
Anonymous
February 28th, 2016 6:10am
If you think you have depression you need to talk to a trusted adult and that might be your parents or your doctor or therapist. Please talk to someone.
JustAWallflower96
February 28th, 2016 9:38am
I talk to people I trust about my depression or I go on 7 cups and talk to a listener! I've realized over the years of having depression that it helps to talk to someone who understands where you're coming from!