Pat's Answer

To Pat / 08 Jan 2020

Topic: How do you know when you're depressed

Your Question

How do you know when you’re depressed

From Pat / 14 Feb 2020


Welcome to Ask Pat,

It sounds like you are wondering how you would know if you had depression.

You have a right to be safe and a right to get help and support around how you are feeling. Sometimes it helps to talk to a trusted adult, for example a teacher, your doctor, a parent or another family member.

If you are not quite ready to do that yet, you can talk to Childline on 1800 66 66 66. Or you can contact our text service at 50101, or our webchat service, through this website, which are available every day and all for free.

Childline is here to listen, support and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life, to help you in a way that suits you best. You can also find information about your mental health on

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