2 years

Stress or depression

I am girl and I am 18 years old . actually I have some depression about my studies , my friend and also my family . I have take some medication to calm down myself so it is okay if I take a medicine if I am in depression condition ?

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Based on your explanation, seems like you are having trouble with your mental health. Mental health is a sensitive topic but it is an important one. It shouldn’t be taken lightly because it can bring harm and reduce the quality of life. Signs of depression include :

  • Feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tiredness and lack of energy
  • Reduced appetite
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things

If you have any of these symptoms, it is best to talk to a doctor before self-medicating to treat your condition. There can be underlying medical conditions that could also contribute to your problem. We encourage you to speak to a psychiatrist or a therapist to help you resolve this issue.

You can contact one of these hotlines :

Malaysian Mental Health Association

  • Any mental health issue
  • Qualified mental health professionals
  • Language: English, Malay, Chinese
  • Hotline: 03-27806803

GEM Fellowship

  • Buddhist
  • Provide referral services
  • Counselling
  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Languge: English, Malay
  • Hotline: 011-25289610, 011-59944384


We hope that our answer has been helpful. Thank you.

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