Where Can I Find It?
Depression support is so critical so that you can manage your moods and life a long, viable, happy life. Help can come in all kinds of formats including online communities, therapists, hotlines, doctors, support groups.... all geared towards
meeting the needs of those suffering with depressive disorders.
It comes in many shapes and sizes and one size does not fit all. It's important to know yourself and determine what options are best for you. The good thing is that there are a lot of options for help and guidance! And when you decide you are ready to learn how to fight this, your options are plentiful!
There are several groups around the U.S. that are sponsored by the DBSA (the Support Alliance) and Mental Heath America
If you are in the U.K., you can find a counselor or therapist by checking out this counseling directory
Do you have a support network? Do you have someone that you can lean on? It is common that those with a depressived disorder feel all alone when, in fact, they might actually have a strong network that they can rely on. Being sad, or having a depressive condition is nothing to be ashamed of. So many people have walked in your shoes and really do understand what you're going through. The trick is to have the courage to reach out for that help and guidance and you will probably be surprised at what you find.
If you are looking for some immediate support you can go to my Depression Forums. It is a supportive environment where you can help and be helped! This is a great place to receive non-judgemental support, give experienced advice or even share a poem or two! By going to the forums on this site you can help other, be helped and find the support that you are looking for.
Here are other helpful pages where you can find information about your various support options. You can find them at the links below.
Depression Support Groups
Self Help Websites
Self Help Books / workbooks
Mental Health Professionals
Workshops / seminars
I will be researching the resources that are available for you and I will update my site accordingly. My goal is to find great, reliable resources that will help you on your journey towards healing and living a long, happy, fulfilling life. So, stay tuned! I'll be adding these resources / tools soon!
Also, if you know of other resources, please contact me so that I can add to this site. This would be a great way to reach out and help others.
The primary message that I want to convey is that depression support is out there, there is hope, this is very treatable and once you begin treatment, you'll feel better in just a few short weeks!
Below are some great articles related to this topic that I think you'll find very informative and helpful.
A Depression Chat Room: Their Role in Your Recovery: This is a brief article discussing the benefits of a depression chat room and what to consider when choosing one.
A Guide To Depression Chat Rooms: A guide to my forum and several external chat rooms for you to consider.
Depression Support to Depression Test Home Page