Service Use and Help Seeking
How someone describes and explains depression may impact on their clinical treatment and decisions they make about treatments.
Treatment approaches need to target multiple areas for depression (e.e., social, environmental, work, stress, medications).
"Going to visit the psychologist because it's made me realise where I'm at, it's been a revelation"
"...(the) best thing for me is talking to people, that helps me a lot because it makes me feel better. Talking to the GP as well helps. I've known my GP all my life and he helps me a lot too which is good."
Ten strategies people tried for depression, stress or worries:
"...trying to keep well with diet, activities...perspective, sleep - getting enough sleep and probably decreasing alcohol consumption."
|Your GP/family doctor|
|Beyondblue||1300 22 4636|
|National sexual assault, domestic violence counselling service||1800 RESPECT/ 1800 737 732|
|Drug & Alcohol Counselling & Info||1800 888 236|
|Gambling Helpline||1800 858 858|
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|Relationships Australia||1300 364 277|
|SANE Helpline||1800 187 263|
|Mensline Australia||1300 789 978|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1800 688 009|
|Suicide Line (Victoria)||1300 651 251|
|Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service (Victoria)||1800 015 188|