Talking Depression

Talking Depression

Information from healthcare professionals

Talking Depression aims to support people living with depression, and their loved ones, by providing helpful information and resources.

Ireland has one of the highest mental illness rates in Europe, with around 150,000 people each year living with severe depression1,2. However, many believe they don’t receive enough information about their condition, including diagnosis, potential effects, and available healthcare support.3

This section includes videos with healthcare experts providing guidance on what severe depression is, treatment options, how to manage appointments and available support resources.

How depression can be managed

In this video, adventurer Dane Galligan speaks with Dr. Lorcan Martin about what exactly severe depression is, how it is diagnosed, the treatment options available for people who are experiencing symptoms, and advice about where to access additional support and resources.

Educational Guidance on Depression

Providing guidance on the stages of living with depression, from understanding the journey to building a strong support network.

Available supports

If you have been affected by any of the issues, please contact Aware on freephone 1800 80 48 48 or Samaritans on 116 123 or email

In an emergency, get help immediately by calling the emergency services on 112 or 999 or your mental health unit or hospital.

  1. Patient research on major depressive disorder carried out by Ipsos MRBI between 2nd October – 3rd November 2020 on behalf of Janssen Sciences Ireland.