What is #depressionhurts?
It's a twitter-based initiative, aiming to remove the shame and stigma which surround depression and suicide.
Depression is an ILLNESS and affects 1 in 4 of us, maybe you or the people you love. It's the only illness treated with such shame & stigma.
So we made a video to get people talking and understanding. Take a look, the video's above on the Right ----->
We called the video ‘It Starts With You’, because it does!
It's how YOU think and behave that either adds to the hurt of depression or suicide or helps the sufferers.
We know that to change attitude & remove stigma to depression and suicide.....
It Starts With You.
We hope you'll decide to be part of the change:
See the menu item on the left "playing your part"
If you, or someone you
know, need someone to talk to:
1850 609090 (Ireland)
08457 909090 (UK inc. N. Ireland)
Contact your local doctor search under 'General Practitioners' in the Golden Pages or search here
Go to, or contact, the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital. Don't hesitate - you wouldn't if it was your leg that was broken. You have a valid reason and nobody's going to get annoyed. At the very least the person on the phone will "triage" or assess you and offer advice. Search here
These are great links below. There's a lot of help out there, a road well travelled by others before you who want to pay it back and help.
1Life. 1You. 1Call. 1Number-suicide support
24/7 FREEPHONE 0800 247100
self harm and suicide support
details of major help organisations
Blurt It Out
depression in its many forms