People with depression or anxiety can find it difficult to take the first step in getting help. They may need to enlist the support of family members, friends or a health professional to start on the road to recovery.

This wonderful cartoon is by the artist Colleen Butters, and it demonstrates the importance of taking that first step in reaching out for help.

[su_box title=”Are you feeling suicidal?” style=”soft” box_color=”006699″ title_color=”#000000″]If you are feeling suicidal, please contact your local crisis line or counselling centre. The information that follows is not a substitute for professional counselling. I strongly recommend seeking guidance from a professional caregiver.

There are several ways to find assistance: