How can I help a depressed INFP

Depressions? There is help and advice here

Status: 05.10.2020 4 p.m.

It is often not recognized, and yet this serious illness should be treated as quickly as possible: Depression is a widespread ailment.

In winter, the lack of light can already affect the mind: Around 20 percent of people in Germany suffer from symptoms such as listlessness, tiredness and cravings up to depression during this time. Light therapy and outdoor exercise can help. If the depressive mood persists, those affected should see a doctor. If you have thoughts of suicide, you should always contact the outpatient department of the psychiatric department of a local clinic. The medical on-call service is available on the telephone number 116 117 to reach. There are also various offers of help.

The following offices offer help:

  • Telephone counseling: anonymous, free advice at any time of the day or night under the nationwide telephone numbers (0800) 111 0 111 or (0800) 111 0 222. The telephone counseling also offers e-mail and chat advice.
  • Info phone of the German Depression Aid: available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at (0800) 33 44 533. The German Depression Aid also offers a self-test as well as information and addresses on the subject of depression.
  • Discussion forum for depression: exchange of experiences for those affected and their relatives

Help for children, adolescents and parents

Even young people, even children, can be affected by depression - or their parents can be depressed, which also puts a strain on the children. A contact point in crisis situations can be the "number against grief". The telephone for children and young people is at 116 111 reachable, always from Monday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The parent phone number is (0800) 111 05 50, available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Self-help and advice on site

Where you one support group in your area can be obtained from the NAKOS (national contact and information point for the suggestion and support of self-help groups) on the telephone number (030) 31 01 89 60, available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A detailed one Overview of self-help groups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as literature tips on the subject of depression are available on the website of the Nuremberg self-help portal "You are important".

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