What should I do if I have depression symptoms?

When you’re depressed, it can feel like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. But there are many things you can do to lift and stabilise your mood. The key is to start with a few small goals and slowly build from there, trying to do a little more each day. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there by making positive choices for yourself.
Reaching out to other people, exercising, eating a healthy diet, and volunteering are some ways to reconnect with the world and start feeling better. offers plenty of ideas and tools for you to self-care and build a supportive network.
If support from family and friends and positive lifestyle changes are not enough, it may be time to seek help from a mental health professional. You can use’s self-assessment tool to assess your current mental health. A quick list of helplines and services is also available through the ‘Get Help Now’ feature on
If you or someone close to you is in distress or immediate danger in Singapore, call 995. You may also contact one of the helplines below:
SOS 24-Hour Hotline: 1-767
IMH Hotline: 6389-2222
At, we know that seeking help for your mental health can be intimidating and scary, but it is an important first step to take. There is no shame in asking for help.

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