Support for Depression
We all have good days and bad days; but when you have depression, a bad day often seems to go on for weeks, months or even years. If you feel like this, it is important that you find a small group of people to provide you with depression support. You can get this support from anyone - a friend, support group, your spouse, or family member. A depression support group can help you better manage the symptoms of depression. And even if that seems difficult, having that sort of support will help you feel less alone and better understood.
Having depression does not make you weak or attention seeking. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
In fact, asking for help is one of the bravest things you can do. Start with those who are closest to you, so they can be aware of how you are feeling and what you need from them. You should also be unafraid to talk openly with your doctor about your care. You want to be an active participant in your care plan.
A depression support group is not intended to be a therapy group. It is intended to provide you with a safe place to talk openly about your fears and concerns. You are surrounded by those who understand how you feel and can provide support and encouragement. Please feel free to contact us for more information, we will be happy to signpost you.