It’s normal to feel down in the dumps occasionally. Feeling lower than usual for a really long time can be concerning though, and isn’t something you should just have to 'put up with'. If feeling depressed is starting to get in the way of you enjoying your life, there are things you can do and places to get help for depression in Australia.
Stories from young people with depression
If you are experiencing depression, you aren't alone. Here are six stories from other young people who have experienced depression.
Everything you need to know about depression
You might be wondering why you're feeling down or feeling sad a lot. Read more about depression here.
8 facts about depression
Most of us know that mental health problems aren't trivial issues and that it’s important to get support.
How to help someone with depression
Knowing how to help someone with depression can be difficult. Here’s some tips for helping a loved one living with a mental health condition.
What can you do if nothing is working?
It can be tricky to find the right kind of help for your mental health. If things aren't working, here are some next options you can consider.
Support services for depression and anxiety
You don’t have to deal with depression or anxiety on your own. Find out where to seek more information on depression and anxiety.
Young people talk about depression
These young people share their stories of what works for them in dealing with depression.
6 ways to help a friend with depression or anxiety
Check out our tips for helping a friend with mental health concerns, but remember to look after yourself, too.
Tara’s experience of opening up to a friend to overcome depression
Tara’s depression took the form of anger towards herself and the world. Read about how voicing her feelings helped her to recover from depression.
Self-help for depression
Are you looking for small but meaningful ways on how to deal with depression? Read our guide on self-help for depression for some easy places to start.
How Jasmine dealt with anxiety and depression in high school
Jasmine shares how she managed her anxiety and depression while she was in high school, through tools and help including ReachOut.
How Bella managed depression living in a rural town
Bella shares her experience using the internet to cope with depression and anxiety while living in a rural town.
All about treatments for depression
Self-help strategies may sometimes not be enough on their own to get things back on track.
Types of depression
Depressive disorders come in many different forms. Understanding the different types of depression can help you to find support that's right for you. Read more.
When someone has perinatal depression, they experience a range of symptoms. There are a range of things you can do to help manage your symptoms.
How getting help made Summer feel less alone
Summer tells of some mental health challenges she has dealt with, and how getting help made her feel less alone.
Courtney’s experience of going to hospital to help overcome depression
After hospitalisation and medication, and with the help of her loved ones, Courtney put the 'black dog' that is depression in its place.
How Ashlea dealt with postnatal anxiety and depression
Young mum Ashlea shares her experience with postnatal anxiety and depression, and how getting help made a huge difference.