More and more people are showing symptoms of being depressed. If you’re worried that you might hurt yourself, go to the emergency room or contact a friend, family member, or mental health resource right away. If you aren’t in crisis but you know you aren’t as strong or as healthy as you’d like to be emotionally and mentally, you might want to get some counseling. If you’re not sure where to start, check out the online help for depression that’s available. You’ll find resources, support groups, and even referrals to local therapists.
Learning more about depression and mental health online often feels safer for people who aren’t comfortable talking to their own doctors or family members. There are some great websites that can provide a lot of information, and you can educate yourself on how to seek treatment for mild to severe depression.