Sadness can turn to depression if it goes unchecked. Seek help
Sometimes it’s more than just feeling unhappy or a little low. If you think you might be struggling with depression, are having difficulties with divorce, bereavement, addiction, an eating disorder or anything else, professional help is at hand in Dubai.
Raymee Grief Center These free fortnightly support groups at The LightHouse Arabia have helped dozens of adults, teens and children living in Dubai to cope with loss and bereavement since they began. Participants must attend an intake interview before joining the group. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9298).
AA UAE A fellowship of men and women who share a desire to recover from substance abuse or dependency, AA has grown its presence in Dubai and across the UAE in the past two years, helping a large number of people help themselves, achieve sobriety and put their lives back together. Meetings held across Dubai, www.aauae.net (emergency helpline: 056 788 1416). American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology Certified staff at this centre are able to help with acute stress, substance abuse, anger management, bipolar affective disorder, post-traumatic stress, phobias, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and many more. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.americancenteruae.com (04 314 1000).