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You may feel too exhausted to talk, ashamed at your situation, or guilty for neglecting certain relationships. But this is just the depression talking

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Coping with Depression

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  • Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for. They just need to be a good listener.
  • Make face-time a priority. Talking to someone...

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Do things that relax and energize you. This includes following a healthy lifestyle, learning how to better manage stress, setting limits on what you’re able to do, and scheduling fun activiti...

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  • Aim for 8 hours of sleep. Get on a better sleep schedule by learning healthy sleep habits.
  • Keep stress in check. Figure out all the things in your lif...

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Regular exercise can be as effective as medication for relieving depression symptoms and prevents a relapse.

  • Find exercises that are continuous and rhythmic: walki...

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Foods that can adversely affect your brain and mood: caffeine, alcohol, trans fats, and foods with high levels of chemical preservatives or hormones (such as certain meats).

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    Get a daily dose of sunlight

    Sunlight can help boost serotonin levels and improve your mood. 

    Get outside during daylight hours and expose yourself to the sun for at least 15 minutes a day. 

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    Do you feel like you’re powerless or weak? That your situation is hopeless?

    These types of thoughts aren’t realistic. When you really examine them they don’t hold up. 

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    Ask yourself:

    • “What’s the evidence that this thought is true? Not true?”
    • “What would I tell a friend who had this thought?”
    • “Is there another way of look...

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    If you’ve taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes and still find your depression getting worse, seek professional help. 

    Depression can be t...

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