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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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TheHummingbirdListener
February 28th, 2016 12:46pm
I am very open with my family and friends about my depression. It allows me to ask for more support when I need it. It also allows them understanding when I am unable to meet with them. I am also open with all my mental health team, which allows them to support me the best that they can.
Lorenzosama
February 28th, 2016 4:36pm
I talk to my best friend about it or I talk to listeners right here. It helps me out but sometimes only you could help yourself.
TaranWanderer
February 28th, 2016 9:52pm
anyone you feel comfortable with. It could be family, a friend, or even a stranger on the internet. There are many resources available, whether it's through work, school or online. I prefer to talk to someone that doesn't know my background as much when I just need to vent, but when it's about an ongoing problem that I'm really struggling with, I find it more helpful to talk to someone I have a connection with, who I can continually come back to and rely on for support.
Anonymous
February 28th, 2016 11:42pm
If you want to talk about depression to someone, 7Cups is the best site. We have listeners who are always here to help and serve you. (:
Anonymous
March 2nd, 2016 12:23am
Anyone you trust, whether that be a parent(s), teacher, sibling or trusted friend. People you trust will listen intently and sometimes when dealing with depression, is the best thing you can have.
onedirection1213
March 2nd, 2016 7:01pm
you can talk to anyone about depression, like a teacher, friend, or parent, or doctor, or therapist.
calmsunshine89
March 3rd, 2016 3:49am
A great place to start is a listener on 7 Cups. But if you feel that you need professional help, a therapist or counselor is another good place to start.
MatrixDream
March 4th, 2016 6:11am
A professional is best but, a good friend or trusted adult as well. Make sure it is someone who can help.
positiveWhisper24
March 5th, 2016 11:21am
People who are supportive. You find out who they are by first talking to them about depression. Then, if they respond well - you keep talking to them. If not, you talk to them about other things. My therapist is awesome! She does CBT and she just totally gets it. She helped me get from lying in bed all day to being back in college and high functioning within 6 months. I find I am always surprised by who the people are in my life who really understand about depresison. My friends who were not very close turned out to be much more understanding than the friends I wanted to hang out with. My mom who is a psychologist was not very understanding at first, but after I told her repeatedly what I needed from her, she finally started to come around. She used to tell me "It's a choice! You have to just choose to be fine!" And finally I cried and said "Mom! When I call you and I'm depressed, I just need you to tell me it's going to be okay." And she learned. So it's up to you.
Anonymous
March 5th, 2016 7:47pm
The first people you talk to about depression must be your parents or loved ones... The next step must be councelors or psychologists as those who love you understands you more than anyone else and will always be by your side no matter what
FroggySarafina
March 5th, 2016 8:19pm
Try talking to someone of 7 cups for starters, then you may want to consider speaking to a professional counselor or therapist.
JessNeals
March 5th, 2016 8:33pm
you could talk to friends, family, or come and talk to a trained listener here on 7 cups! we are all here to help you.
TheGreyFixer
March 6th, 2016 9:58pm
You can talk to anyone about depression, but ideally if you're seeking help it would be best to seek advice from your local GP or clinic nurse, who can refer you to more specialised services. Don't be afraid to be open with them; they want to help you and find the best course of action for your health and wellbeing. And you don't have to disclose your situation with anyone you don't want to. I hope you find the help you're looking for.
HereForYou1992
March 7th, 2016 11:44am
There are certainly different levels of depression however, everyone experiening the symptoms of it should definitely take it seriously no matter how minute ones symptoms seem to present. The first step is to go to your regular doctor to discuss the issues you are experiencing. Your doctor will most likely proceed with a K10 test (or something similar) to asses the severity of the depression. Ask your doctor for a referal to a phycologist before diving into medicative treatment.
MountainStream2001
March 9th, 2016 5:55am
When Ive been depressed I reach out to individuals I feel safe and comfortable speaking and sharing with--those individuals look different for everyone.
Mikeey
March 9th, 2016 1:46pm
When you're feeling depressed, it is best to talk to someone who you can truly trust, even better if they are more experienced than you and can give you advice on how to overcome whatever you're going through. A mature friend, a therapist, and a trusted adult are all good sources. I know that this may not always be available, so you may also come to 7cups and talk to a listener about your problems. The most important thing is to interact with someone and keep finding people to talk to despite feeling depressed or rejected.
Anonymous
March 10th, 2016 5:16pm
There are several people you can speak to about depression. It's always great to confide in someone you trust. Such as, a close family member or loved one, a close friend, or even a guidance counselor at school. The most important thing is that you tell someone about your depression.
glisteningLynx61
March 10th, 2016 6:30pm
Talk to anyone you can feel 100% comfortable and as if you can speak easily to the person about anything . It can be anyone as long as you feel that you can really trust them
Anonymous
March 11th, 2016 2:18am
Close friends, your parents, siblings, teachers, counslers, anyone who is certain to listen and will help you.
Anonymous
March 12th, 2016 12:51am
Depression is a state of mind where the victim feels as if she/he will never be accepted or loved. They want it but don't feel as if they deserve it.
LucyCat20
March 12th, 2016 6:18am
usually i talk to my therapist about depression, most of the time though i talk to my mom about it..
Caringpotato
March 12th, 2016 2:45pm
You could talk to anyone that's in your support system and you feel comfortable with. For ex: friends, family, colleagues, primary doctor, therapist, psychiatrist, listeners at 7 cups. It depends on who you feel comfortable with and trust. Listeners are valuable support if you just want someone to listen to you and offer safe space. If you are looking for advice on treatment or diagnosis or any medical expertise related to depression, your doctor would be the best person to talk to.
LaurenJ1995
March 12th, 2016 11:10pm
I speak to my boyfriend, my friends, my family and the listeners on 7 cups about my depression.
Akatsuya
March 13th, 2016 8:34am
If you are independent, a therapist. If not, a school counselor or a parent, in attempts to get a therapist.
zaix
March 13th, 2016 3:07pm
you can talk to anyone about depression, even someone who doesn't understand it, because nine times out of ten, they've felt that before.
DeathTheKidd
March 16th, 2016 12:24am
When i want to talk to someone about depression, i come here to 7cups.com and ask for support! It helps me a lot and i recommend this website to many that are depressed! :)!
Anonymous
March 17th, 2016 1:42am
I usually talk to my best friends as it gets awkward to talk about depression to my parents. And the reason why i would prefer my best friends as they will understand more as they are in the similar situation.
Anonymous
March 17th, 2016 5:07am
I always talk to my best friend. She's amazing, and even though she's depressed herself, she knows exactly what to say and what I need to hear.
soothingPeace91
March 18th, 2016 3:02am
I personaly don't have anyone. but I go on here and talk to listeners. it helps. I would go to a person that I trust
speciallight94
March 18th, 2016 7:39pm
We talk to those people about depression who we trust and believe.We must talk about this to those who really are willing to think about this problem.First step is to analyze if you have depression or not and then second step is to talk on this issue to your close ones and that can be any person,mother,father,siblings or your friend.