Where to Get Help
One of depression’s effects is to leave its victims so exhausted and despairing that they lack the energy and will even to seek help. The depressed person frequently discourages himself or herself by assuming that the family doctor, clergyman or other source of counsel won’t know how to deal with depression. Perhaps not. But they will almost certainly be able to refer you to someone who can.
Here are some sources to approach in seeking help for depression:
 Adapted from Depression, NIH Publication 00-3561, 2000, p. 8