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It’s normal to feel down in the dumps occasionally. Feeling lower than usual for a really long time is NOT normal, 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.

  • Talk to someone, anyone

    We chatted to a bunch of young people in Australia who had experienced depression. They all agreed on one thing – talking was the thing that helped them more than anything else.

    If you can't talk to someone you know, find some support services you can call or text.

  • Get support from people who've been there

    If you're not sure who, or how, to talk to someone about what you're going through, we've got you covered. Share your experiences anonymously on the ReachOut Forums, a safe online community of young people who support each other through tough times.

    Connect now.

  • There are things you can do to feel a bit better

    If you've been feeling sad or down for a long time, it might seem like you'll never feel like yourself again. It's hard to know what to do when you're going through this. But, there are some things you can do on your own, at home, to feel better. Baby steps – we're with you all the way.

    Get tips.

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