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Struggling with depression? Contact a hotline in Japan for free, confidential help

Depression can look different in different people, but it is generally experienced as a low mood that continues for at least two weeks. If you're depressed you may feel sad, hopeless, and unmotivated.

There are 2 depression hotlines in Japan that you can contact for free help if you're experiencing the following symptoms:

  • You became irritable for no reason
  • You don’t care for your hobbies or work
  • You lost interest in things you used to enjoy and find important
  • You feel discouraged and pessimistic
  • You cannot concentrate and have difficulties memorizing things
  • Your weight has changed alongside your emotions
  • Your mood has worsened in the recent weeks
  • You feel guilty, and you loath yourself

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 Japan 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 Japan today.


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