Coping with Depression
January 17, 2014
The following is from the site “HelpGuide.org”. I am not trained professionally, I have suffered thru depression (does not make me an expert, I did gain empathy). My gift to you is provide information that is able to lead you towards the right direction so you will gain the help necessary to work thru and come out the other side.
“Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.” Read More
Depression self-help tip 1: Cultivate supportive relationships
Depression self-help tip 2: Challenge negative thinking
Depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself, the situations you encounter, and your expectations for the future.
- Be more active
- Face your Fears
- Don’t drink too much alcohol
- Have a routine
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When you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, problems don’t seem temporary—they seem overwhelming and permanent. But with time, you will feel better, especially if you reach out for help.
Read Helpguide’s Suicide Prevention articles or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
For help outside the U.S., visit Befrienders Worldwide.