Monday 1th January
When you’re depressed, it can feel like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. But there are many things you can do to lift and stabilize your mood. The key is to start with a few small goals and slowly build from there, trying to do a little more each day. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there by making positive choices for yourself.
If support from family and friends and positive lifestyle changes aren’t enough, find a therapist who can help you heal.
Therapy can help you understand your depression and motivate you to take the action necessary to prevent it from coming back.
Medication may be imperative if you’re feeling suicidal or violent. But while it can help relieve symptoms of depression in some people, it isn’t a cure and is not usually a long-term solution. It also comes with side effects and other drawbacks so it’s important to learn all the facts to make an informed decision.
Information, support, and a dedicated helpline for UK sufferers and their families.
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)