There are many ways to get help for your depression, and many different kinds of people can benefit from the services available on these podcasts.
However, what you choose depends on what type of treatment you want.
Some people need help for specific problems, while others may need a general assessment and treatment plan.
For some people, depression can be treated with medication, while for others, it’s best to seek help for more general issues.
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If you need help with a specific depression issue, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It’s free and available in more than 100 countries, and offers free, confidential counselling and support for people who are experiencing depression or anxiety.
For information about National Suicide Hotlines, call the helpline on 0800 543 633.
If depression or other mental health issues are keeping you up at night, the Australian National Suicide Crisis Helpline is available to talk to someone.
It offers a free 24-hour telephone support line.
This service is available in every Australian state and territory.
It is also available to call by email, text or online.
The helplines are staffed by crisis counsellors who have worked with people who have sought help for mental health problems.
You can access the helponses website at www.suicide-crisis.com.au.
If your condition isn’t listed on the helpers website, it may be important to talk with your GP.
Some mental health professionals may offer a referral to another specialist for mental wellbeing.
For a list of mental health organisations in your area, visit the local Mental Health Commission.
If mental health care is a concern for you, call your GP and ask if there are specialist services in your community.
They may be able to provide referral information.
You may also want to talk about depression with your family, friends and a psychologist.
If that’s not an option, you may want to seek the advice of a psychologist or psychiatrist, who can help you understand what’s causing your depression.
If no help is available, you can contact the National Counselling Service on 1300 22 4636 or contact a local mental health professional.
For help with alcohol and drug use, the Alcohol and Drug Dependence and Drug Abuse helplist can help.
They are available 24/7, 24 hours, 7 days a day.
They also offer information on other drugs and help to prevent or treat addiction.
Find out more.
If there’s an emergency or you suspect there’s a problem, call Lifeline on 131 444.
You’ll need to dial in using the Lifeline mobile app.
It works in both Australia and New Zealand.
You won’t be charged if you don’t have a mobile device.
Call 131 444 if you need assistance, and if you’re calling from an emergency number.
You will need to provide the name and phone number of your emergency service provider.
Lifeline also provides free, anonymous, confidential support, which includes counselling and referrals to crisis services.
If the person you’re talking to isn’t able to use the Lifelines phone line, they may be referred to a specialist for treatment.
They can also refer you to a mental health provider.
If they’re concerned about someone using their service, they can call Lifelines advice line on 13 11 14.
You need to speak to a Lifeline counsellor or a mental carer for help.
You should also speak to your GP if: you’re experiencing feelings of isolation, shame, guilt or anger; you’re feeling low self-esteem or depression; or you’re suicidal.