This is a UK charity with a huge amount of open access information and free resources. It offers a large range of publications, many of them free downloads. It is good platform to help you to understand about depression, treatment options and assist you making a choice. They also offer various types of support, such as self-help groups, an online support forum, and volunteer helpers.
For a good general briefing, download the depression facts sheet on. This has a helpful list of symptoms, explains various forms of depression, and lists a range of typical treatments. They also offer an advice and information service by phone or email.
Books that can Help:
Taken from Alan Heek’s book