Like a F*cking Grownup

How to handle depression like a f*cking grownup

Dec. 4, 2019

Chronicle — Depression is WEIRD. It's a much weirder disease than you expect it to be. Which is why, if it starts sneaking up on you in your teen years or your 20s, it can be hard to even recognise what it is, let alone know what you're supposed to do about it. So here's your handy-dandy guide to depression (and its best friend, anxiety), and what to do if you or a friend are struggling. This episode features interviews with Kentse Radebe, Executive Director of the South African College of Applied Psychology Foundation; and Limpho, a 20something from Cape Town who's managed depression since she was a teen. 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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