MOOD – During this interview Dr Sarah explains internal and external influences that can impact our mood. She explains that the families we grow up in, life events that happen to us and current circumstances can all affect the way we think about ourselves and the moods we have. Dr Sarah gives us strategies and ideas around how to better understand ourselves and helpful ways to improve our moods.
Depression can cause people to think a lot about death, dying, and sometimes cause them to want to die. If you are feeling like this it is important that you let someone know. This might be someone who is a friend or a family member but you could also ring the following numbers:
Lifeline 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Healthline 0800 611 116
Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 or free text 4202
Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234