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Reach out and stay connected

Reach out and stay connected

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

Staying connected to other people and taking part in social activities will make a world of difference in your mood and outlook. 

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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 life that stress you out, and find ways to relieve the pressure and regain control.
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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 activities into your day.

  • Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for. They just need to be a good listener.
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