Where to get help

If you have been depressed for longer than two weeks, please contact a medical doctor for an assessment of your depression. Remember, sadness, disappointment, or just to feel “down” should not be confused with clinical depression.

If it feels as if nothing gives you pleasure anymore, you experience a lack of energy, you suffer from feelings of guilt, low self-esteem, feelings of being a failure and cannot concentrate, experience a disturbed sleeping pattern and appetite, or  suicidal thoughts, please see a doctor. The sooner you get help, the quicker you will be able to learn to live with your illness. The important thing is: depression can be treated, and the sooner you get help, the better.
Symptoms can become chronic and potentially life threatening if you do not get treatment.
On these websites you can get reliable information and help:

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, we hope you will find some comfort on this SOS “cyber retreat”:

bookIf you have lost a loved one to depression, the book Hope – Consolation for the Inconsolable may help you work through your loss and sorrow. It costs R120, plus delivery. Please contact to order your copy.

As jy 'n geliefde aan depressie verloor het, sal jy die boek Hoop – 'n Troosboek nuttig vind om jou te help om deur jou verlies en verdriet te werk. Dit kos R120, plus aflewering. Kontak om jou kopie te bestel.

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