Where to get help and what to do if you are worried about mental health issues

If you do not feel, go through a bad time, or just feel sad more than usual, you may be suffering from depression or anxiety.

This does not mean that you are at risk, there are scales of both, and you may be in a bad mood or moderately afraid.

The most important thing is to let the people around you know how you feel.

A conversation with a partner, family member or friend is essential. They may be able to offer support and be there for you while you are going through a difficult time.

Where can I get help?

You should also go to your family doctor to speak with him.

Your family doctor can help you to find out if you are suffering from anxiety, stress and depression.

You may want to suggest ways to feel better naturally. For example, you may want to increase your training level, or you may suggest medication and advice.

They can also refer you to other psychosocial services.

Who else can I call?

let's talk is a free NHS service for those suffering from mental health problems such as anxiety, stress and depression. The company can be contacted on 0800 073 2200 or via www.talk2gether.nhs.uk.

If you feel you need more help, you can call them 2gether NHS Foundation Trust in Gloucestershire on 0800 073 2200 to make an appointment.

The charity for mental health understanding Executes a helpline under 0300 123 3393 or 86463 for text.

The Samaritan is always there for those who can not turn anywhere else.

But it emphasizes that it is not just for those who have suicidal thoughts. In fact, they say, "Most people who turn to us are not suicidal, and when you talk to us, we give you the opportunity to talk about your thoughts or feelings, no matter what."

You can call the Samaritans at 116 123.

In Cheltenham, the Suicide Crisis Center provides important support. In addition to services in the High Street Center, Cheltenham, the charity also visits service users who sometimes spend hours at risk of suicide.

To contact the Suicide Crisis Center, call 07975 974455 or visit www.suicidecrisis.co.uk

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