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Health care clinics: When people seek help from professionals, the first point of contact is usually the health care clinic. The first step is to make an appointment with a doctor who can refer you to the appropriate person if the problem cannot be resolved. heilsugaeslan.is

Mental health ward emergency reception: If the situation is acute or severe, do not hesitate to reach out to the mental health ward emergency reception at Landspítali, where people with urgent mental health issues can go without having an appointment. The psychiatric ward emergency reception is located on the 1st floor of the psychiatric building at Hringbraut. The emergency reception is open from 12:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and from 13:00 to 17:00 at weekends and the telephone number is 543 4050. In case of an emergency outside these hours, you can reach out to the emergency department at Landspítali Fossvogur. landspitali.is

Psychologists' private offices: On the psychologist's website, you can search for psychologists who attend to a variety of problems, such as depression. sal.is

Psychiatrists' private offices: A number of psychiatrists conduct medical and conversational therapy for depression in their private clinics.

The bipolar team of Laugarás: The team is a selective and multidisciplinary mental health resource for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar I, especially those individuals who have been in an acute psychiatric ward. The team offers group training and vast follow-up after discharge, and the goal of the team is to reduce the number of sick periods and admissions and have a positive impact on the course of the disease. Requests for services from the bipolar team must be submitted by a professional and must be submitted to the Laugarás assessment team. landspitali.is

A more detailed list of resources in Iceland can be found here.