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Feeling depressed? Reach out to a hotline in Germany for free, 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 4 hotlines in Germany that provide support for people like you:

  • Things that used to bring you joy mean nothing to you now
  • Your mood has worsened in the recent weeks
  • You could feel slower in your movement, speech, and reactions than usual
  • Your weight has changed alongside your emotions
  • Your appetite and eating habits have changed
  • You might be unable to sit still
  • You became irritable for no reason
  • Even the smallest tasks take too much effort

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 make you feel like a burden to others so you may be hesitant to ask for help. However, there are helpline volunteers and counselors in Germany who care about your situation and want to help. Sharing your feelings with a compassionate listener can help you feel supported and less alone.

For free and confidential support with depression, sadness and feeling hopeless, consider contacting a hotline in Germany today.


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