The first step to achieving better mental health is recognising that something is wrong. Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time, and are nothing to be ashamed of. There are people who can help you to feel better with your mental health.
Alcohol and drugs might seem like they're helping you deal with your problems, but they can actually make things worse. They can also stop medication from working as well as it should. If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, it's important to get help for this as well as depression and anxiety and your mental health.
It's not always easy to talk about how you feel. But making the effort to do this is worthwhile — the sooner you get help, the sooner you'll start feeling better.