Depression Chat Rooms

Providing a Safe Place to Seek Support For Depression

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Depression chat rooms can help if you are feeling depressed and need to speak with someone who understands just what it is that you are going through.

If you are feeling suicidal and in danger of hurting yourself, we would like to suggest that rather than going to the chat room, you seek assistance from your doctor or therapist, a suicide hotline (in the United States: 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255) or 911.

  We care very much about your welfare and want to see you get the help that we as untrained volunteers are not able to give you.

If you'd like to learn more about how to get help for your depression, you are invited to remain on this site and look around.  We provide some of the best information around about all aspects of this illness,  including what causes it, how to recognize its symptoms and how it's treated.

Do I Have Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.

Depression may require long-term treatment but most people with depression feel better with medication, psychological counseling or both.

Although depression may occur only one time during your life, usually people have multiple episodes of depression.

During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day and may include:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
  • Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

Depression Chat Rooms

Depression Chat Rooms from depression-chat-rooms.org aims to connect people who have issues regarding depression and anxiety, but welcomes others who may have health issues that are related to depression and anxiety such as bipolar disorder and eating disorders. The website is independent, nonprofit- making and is free.

 

Depression Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization created to provide a safe, moderated platform for people with depression to seek support from other like-minded people.

Membership is required to participate in the Depression Sanctuary chat rooms, but it's completely free to join. If you are not yet a member, you can proceed to the Member Center to sign up. If you are already a member of our depression support group, click this link:

Please be aware that to keep the support group a safe and comfortable place for all members, certain rules must be followed while in the chat rooms. These rules can be found here.

Before heading over to the chat rooms, please also be aware that Depression Sanctuary is staffed by volunteers who are people just like you who also suffer from depression.  Please be kind and treat them with the same respect and care that you'd want for yourself.

References:

Mayo Clinic. Depression. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/definition/con-20032977

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