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The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7 counselling service for anyone working in Australian music or...


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Contact a free depression hotline in Australia for confidential support

Depression can affect people in many different ways, but people who are depressed often report feeling sad, hopeless, or worthless. Depression can seriously impact your quality of life, but it is treatable.

If you notice any of the following symptoms of depression, there are 16 hotlines in Australia that provide support for people like you:

  • You are unable to think
  • You don’t care for your hobbies or work
  • You feel hopeless and desperate
  • Your mood has worsened in the recent weeks
  • Sometimes, you feel dead inside
  • You might be unable to sit still
  • You could be sleeping excessively
  • You need to force yourself to eat

Experiencing the symptoms of depression can be the greatest challenge of your life. Nonetheless, many people in your position have successfully got through it and built a better life. Depression may feel lonely, but you are far from alone in experiencing what you are feeling.

Depression can cause you to feel that things are hopeless and that you won't get better. But depression is a treatable disorder. With the right support, you can find ways to cope and heal. Reaching out to a dedicated volunteer or counselor in Australia can be a couragous first step.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of depression, you can contact a hotline in Australia for free and confidential support.


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