A list of all the depression helplines in the world

Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can cause a wide range of symptoms, including feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness, as well as physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and difficulty sleeping. Fortunately, there is help available for those who are struggling with depression.

The first step in getting help for depression is to talk to a doctor or mental health professional. They can assess the severity of the depression and recommend the best course of treatment. This may include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both.

Medication can help to reduce the symptoms of depression, while psychotherapy can help to identify and address the underlying causes of the depression. In addition to professional help, there are also a number of self-help strategies that can be used to manage depression.

Exercise is a great way to boost mood and energy levels, and it can also help to reduce stress. Eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep can also help to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression. It is also important to stay connected with friends and family, as social support can be a powerful tool in managing depression.

Finally, it is important to remember that depression is a treatable condition.

With the right help and support, it is possible to manage the symptoms of depression and lead a fulfilling life.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. There is no shame in asking for help, and it can make a huge difference in managing depression and improving quality of life.

Contact the following help centres:

South Africa:

1. South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG):

  • Telephone: 0800 456 789

2. South African Mental Health Advocacy (SAMHA):

3. South African National Council for Mental Health (SANCA):

4. South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group (SADASG):

5. South African Mental Health Association (SAMHA):

6. South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group (SADASG):

7. South African Mental Health Association (SAMHA):

8. South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group (SADASG):

9. South African Mental Health Association (SAMHA):

10. South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group (SADASG):


1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

2. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

3. The Samaritans: 116 123 (UK)

4. Anxiety and Depression Association of America: 1-240-485-1001

5. Mental Health America: 1-800-969-6642

6. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 1-800-826-3632

7. National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

8. International Association for Suicide Prevention: +44 (0) 845 790 9090

9. Mind: 0300 123 3393 (UK) 10. Canadian Mental Health Association: 1-877-303-2642

11. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: 416-535-8501 (Canada)

12. Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 (Australia) 13. Lifeline Australia:

13 11 14 14. Depression.org: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

15. Mental Health Foundation: 020 7803 1101 (UK)

16. Anxiety UK: 03444 775 774 (UK) 17. Depression Alliance: 020 7633 0557 (UK)

18. Mental Health America of Georgia: 1-800-715-4225

19. Mental Health America of Wisconsin: 1-800-242-1060

20. Mental Health America of Illinois: 1-800-843-6356


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