Need Help with Depression? Here’s What to Do

If you need help with depression, you’ve come to the right place. Read about the different options for depression help on HealthyPlace.

Never be afraid to say, “I need help with depression.” Self-help for depression can be very effective, but there are times when self-help isn’t quite enough.

Depression negatively affects thinking and processing, so it can be tricky to know if you need help with depression. These signs can indicate if you need help with depression:

  • Your mood has been consistently low, and it’s getting harder to manage.
  • Life feels increasingly difficult.
  • Depression prevents you from doing the things you used to enjoy doing and that you actually want to want to do.
  • Depression is interfering in your relationships with a partner, friends, family, coworkers, and more.

Read on to learn what to do if you think you need help with depression.

If You Need Immediate Help for Depression

If you are in immediate crisis and in danger of hurting yourself, it’s very important to get help right away. Go to the nearest emergency room, or better yet, have someone take you there.

You can also visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for resources, information, and help through an online chat, or call them at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For more resources, visit’s Mental Health Hotline Numbers and Referral Resources and get comprehensive information on suicide, including resources and support.

Options for Depression Help

Saying, “I need depression help,” is a good first step, but knowing what to do next can be daunting. There are different options for getting help for depression.

There are numerous ways to get help for depression. Try as many as you can, and use these resources to their fullest. Overcoming depression is possible for everyone, including you. Part of the process is seeking help.

“In waging a war against depression, you need to pull out all the stops, and attack it on every possible front.” (Preston, 2004, p. 126.)

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Peterson, T. (2021, December 28). Need Help with Depression? Here’s What to Do, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 16 from

Last Updated: March 25, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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