Free Depression Support Group and Information Resource
How Can this Website Help?
If you are feeling low, depressed, anxious or are experiencing a mood similar to this, then you might well be wondering: "How can this website help me?" The simple answer to this question is that Depression Understood offers many ways in which like-minded people can communicate with each other and offer peer support to one another.
It is very often the case that to share how you feel with another can greatly help improve your overall state of mind. Additionally, communicating with others can offer insight into why you feel as you do, and help to discover possible ways in which you can change your life – thus making life a more productive and enjoyable experience for yourself and for those around you.
How Can I Share My Thoughts and Feelings?
There are many ways in which you can communicate your feelings to others via this website. As you can see to the left of this text, we offer you the opportunity to talk to others via our live Depression Chat Rooms (open 24/7), leave messages for others to respond to via our Depression Forums, and, you could even start writing your own Blog. If you're artistically minded why not express yourself by freely sharing your artwork or music using our Media Gallery?
We have included as many forms of communication as possible because we realise that everyone is different, and feel comfortable expressing themselves in different ways.
Simply navigate your way around this site using the panel on the left to find the medium(s) of communication you prefer and that suit you. Alternatively click on Community to see the full range of services we offer.
If You're in Crisis
This depression associated website is in no means intended as a replacement to any form of professional medical treatment you might be receiving; nor is it intended to be used as a tool/substitute to prevent you from seeking help from your local health care system. This site only offers peer support for depression, anxiety and other health issues. To view our full disclaimer Click Here.
If you are in crisis please search our worldwide database to find Emergency Contact Numbers in your local area. We strongly encourage you to seek immediate professional treatment if you are in crisis.
Knowledge is Power
Learning more about a specific health concern puts you in a stronger position to help overcome your disquiet. Please feel free to read the Articles we have available on this site about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and many other health issues.
As much as is possible, all sections of this website are interactive. For example, if you know of an article that you have personally found useful, perhaps you would like to consider helping us to help others by sharing it? Click Here to enter our Information Centre.
This website is dedicated to depression peer support. That is to say, this site is run as a community and actively encourages your input. You are welcome at any point to share your thoughts about what you think of this service by Contacting Us.
We hope you find this site helpful and we look forward to meeting you.
The information provided by "Depression Understood" is
designed to support, not replace, the relationship
The main accredited contributor for this site is A. Cottrell. We would also like to thank all other members that diligently help maintain this site on a daily basis.
Page Last Modified: 22nd January 2013