Since publishing ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’, I’ve been making interesting contacts with people.
I am not a professional anxiety, depression and suicide expert.
If you believe you suffer from anxiety, depression and are having suicidal thoughts, I humbly request that you get help from a trained professional. These are serious conditions you need to attend urgently.
So below follows places to find such help:
The organisations below have support groups and/or programmes in various parts of the country. Find out if they do not have support closer to your area.
South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
- Help line: (011) 262-6396 (8am – 8pm, seven days a week)
- Suicide crisis line: 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393 (8am – 8pm, seven days a week)
LifeLine Southern Africa
This is a 24 hour emotional crisis intervention service. It’s free and confidential.
- National counselling line: 0861-322-322
Counsellors help callers with challenges such as trauma and suicide.
- Website: www.lifeline.co.za
In each country, there are organisations and support groups that assist people experiencing these conditions. Search and approach them for help. And the prominent ones are mostly free.
If you are in a crisis, I suggest you contact a depression, suicide or emergency helpline in your country.
In any case, here are some online resources you can use (some are free, some are free for the first session and others charge throughout):
Free, anonymous and confidential online text chat with trained listeners, online therapists & counsellors.
Assists with depression, sadness and burned out.
Helps people find great mental health resources like therapists, support groups, wellness tools, as well as an overall sense of community.
Offers a combination of a professional therapist directory as well as self-help wellness resources – all free of charge to the community in need.
Convenient, affordable, private online counselling – anytime and anywhere.