Why Call a Helpline?
People call helplines for a variety of reasons, but most often reach out to them when feeling overwhelmed, in crisis, or at risk of doing something they may later regret (such as a suicide attempt). Talking to someone at a depression hotline can help. It can help relieve the overwhelming feeling of being stressed out and without options.
People call hotlines for any number of reasons:
Talk to someone who cares about what you have to say.
Learn more about what they’re experiencing and what kind of help may be available to them.
Have someone listen to them in the depths of their depression, when they may be embarrassed sharing what they’re feeling with someone else.
Get advice about what to do next, in a confidential and caring manner.
Get a referral for treatment with a therapist or psychiatrist.
Get help for a loved one who is experiencing a major depressive disorder.
Remember, there is no judgment when it comes to reaching out for help. No one will think less of you. You will find only caring, compassionate individuals who want to help.