Seeking help for depression
Don’t be afraid to ask somebody how they are feeling and do not hesitate to seek help for depression on behalf of yourself or somebody else.
Early treatment, especially in young people, can help avoid depression recurring.
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There are a number of sources of information and support available: visit our need help now page for details of mental health charities that can offer information and support. And there are some useful self-help resources, including our own Students Against Depression website. School or student counsellors or nurses can also give helpful information and advice.
But if you are concerned that somebody is at risk, you or they should seek professional advice immediately, usually from your GP or, in an emergency, from A&E.
The NHS has more information.