How to manage depression like a grownup

Depression is WEIRD. It’s a much weirder disease than you expect it to be. Which is why, when it starts sneaking up on you in your teen years or your 20s, which is when it normally manifests, it can be hard to even recognise what it is, let alone know what you’re supposed to do about it.

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In this week’s episode of the “Like a F-cking Grownup” podcast, we talk about depression (and its best friend, anxiety), and what to do if you or a friend are struggling.

If you need help, please reach out to one of these organisations:

  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group 24-hour toll-free helpline: 0800 456 789
  • The Lifeline 24-hour toll-free national counselling helpline: 0861 322 322 (there are also special hotlines to support survivors of gender-based violence and people affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as in-person counselling centres all around the country).
  • The Counselling Hub low-cost counselling centre in Cape Town: 021 462 3902

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