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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems, affecting about 13% of people worldwide. Depression can affect people differently, but common feelings associated with depression include sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and guilt.
If you're in South Africa and experiencing these symptoms, there are 7 helplines ready to help:
Even though depression symptoms may feel overwhelming, they are not uncommon. It is normal to find yourself depressed at some point. With the right help, you can deal with feelings of sadness and hopelessness.
Talking about how you feel when you're depressed is hard. You may not want to burden other people with your problems. But it's important to recognize that this is your depression talking. There are helpline counselors and volunteers in South Africa that want to listen and offer you the loving support you need.
For free and confidential support with depression, sadness and feeling hopeless, consider contacting a hotline in South Africa today.