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How can I get help if I think I'm depressed?

Many people find it difficult to talk about their feelings of depression. Some people say that they feel too scared or embarrassed to speak about what they are going through. Other young people fear that adults might not understand them or see them as a burden.  For some, they would like to tell a trusted adult but just don’t know how.
 
     
 
Our Online Chat service is open 10am - 4am everyday, everything you tell us is confidential.
 
     
 
Remember that you have the right to get help and support and the right to talk about your feelings to an adult you trust.  Depression is a medical condition and there are several treatment options available. Your GP is the best person to explore these with you.
 
     
 
The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the number is 1800 666 666.
 
     
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.
 
The following websites have information about depression and coping tips which you may find helpful.