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Mental ill-health is common

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year.

Mental illness can leave sufferers and those close to them confused and isolated. Not only do they have to cope with symptoms of the illness itself and its effects, but often also with the social stigma still wrongly associated with mental health conditions.

There are now many organisations and sources of support that can help those affected feel less alone and more informed about the illness, their rights and treatments available.

Scotland's Service Directory on NHS inform is a useful tool for finding organisations in Scotland which may be able to help.

Signs of depression

How do I know if someone is depressed?

How can I help?

How can I help someone who is depressed?

Talking about suicide?

What do I do if someone talks about suicide?

Talk to an advisor at Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 if you have concerns about someone you know.