DEPRESSION – 20% of the New Zealand population is currently struggling with a form of depression and up to 80% of New Zealanders will experience this at some stage throughout their lives. In this video we explore what depression is, common causes, symptoms, how to prevent depression and learn ways to manage it. Every individual experience with depression is unique but we’ll hear from Glenda to gain more knowledge, insights and understanding about this topic.
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