Who Else Can You Turn to for Help to Cope With Depression?
Besides lifestyle changes, depression can be managed also through a range of treatment strategies, including medication, counselling or psychological intervention with the help of experts. Treatment needs vary from individual to individual.
If you’re suffering from depression, it’s best to approach a mental health professional to find out what treatment (or combination of treatments) is available and suited to you, and with their help, develop an individualised support plan. Remember, depression will not go away by itself. If left untreated, the symptoms are likely to get worse. It is therefore important to seek help early.
For support, you can speak to your doctor or visit the following:
- HealthLine (Health Promotion Board’s toll-free health information service line that is available in 4 languages)
T: 1800 223 1313
Mon-Fri: 8.30 am-5 pm
Sat: 8.30 am-1 pm
- Polyclinics and Hospitals
- Institute of Mental Health
Tip: You can use Medisave to pay for part of your outpatient treatment medical bills for depression.