Has your mental health recently taken a toll? With the end of school and start of a summer break, it is very easy for us to feel increased pressure from our parents or people around us who tell us what we should do. If you feel that your signs of depression has been getting worse, it might no longer just be sadness, but a form of clinical depression. It is very important at this point that you recognize the signs of depression and really self care and get the proper help.
If you are feeling depressed or contemplating suicide please remember that you are not alone.
America: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Australia: 13 11 14
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90
Hong Kong: +852 28 960 000
Japan/Tokyo: 81 (0) 3 5286 9090
Brazil: 55 11 31514109 or (91) 3223-0074
Germany: 0800 111 0 111
Russia: (495) 625 3101
South Africa: 0800 12 13 14
This is only a short list of a few countries, but there is always somebody to reach out to.
DISCLAIMER: This video is not intended to diagnose or be a substitute for professional mental health guidance. Please reach out to a qualified mental health professional if you are struggling.
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