So now you wonder if there is any hope for depression after all the experiences you have had dealing with it or witnessing it and the challenges that have come with it. If you are looking forward to what steps you could take from here on to find a way to manage these challenges, we've got you! Asking for help can be challenging, but it is the first brave step forward. In this session, we show you the different ways you could reach out for professional support; where you can find it, how to get in touch with therapists, and how to begin your mental health journey.
Going through a mental health challenge can make you feel isolated and afraid, among many other things. I remember feeling this way when I was in a difficult place, and that's when I signed up for a buddy circle at HiO. Although I was scared at first, that changed to relief and a sense of hope. The buddy circle reminded me that I'm not completely alone in my journey; help and company is always an arm's reach away :')
Buddy Circle serves exactly what it promises! I remember being a little nervous about my first session, but as you see people open up one by one and you relate with other's struggles, it feels like you're a part of a community, and you can really understand each other. What I liked about the buddy circle was that it always provides us with a learning strategy, something to take back and implement in your everyday life.