FOLLOW Be easy on yourself
You're not alone – and once you start talking about this condition, you'll find that there are more people who are sympathetic to you than those who are critical.
While you're being proactive about treatment,
take it one day at a time and be very gentle with yourself.
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FOLLOW The Invisible Illness Called Depression
Depression is a serious mental illness and can be overlooked by friends and family because the depressed person expends precious energy just to camouflage the problem.
Depression is like a...
The Manifestations Of Depression Women under depression usually exhibit sadness, guilt, hormonal changes, among other seemingly unrelated symptoms. Men can get irritable, exhausted and start having sleep issues. They then get into drugs and alcohol, or start to overwork in order to distract themselves. Kids under depression usually start to sulk, feel lonely and misunderstood, or have long periods of irritability. Mindfulness As Part Of Treatment
The common treatments of depression are antidepressant medications and therapy, which has a large relapse rate.
mindfulness is part of the treatment, the relapse rate declines. What is being pointed out is that mindfulness is effective when it is part of a treatment, and not so much on its own. FOLLOW Coping with Depression
Coping with Depression When you're depressed, you can't just will yourself to "snap out of it." But these tips can help put you on the road to recovery. Why is dealing with depression so difficult? Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to take
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 ot... How to reach out for support 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 face to face about how you feel can play a big role in relieving depression. Try to keep up with social activities even if you don’t feel like it. Find ways to support others. Caring for a pet can get you outside of yourself and give you a sense of being needed. Join a support group for depression. Do things that make you feel good 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. Even if your depression doesn’t lift immediately, you’ll gradually feel more upbeat and energetic as you make time for fun activities. FOLLOW Dealing With Depression at Work: What You Need to Know
A few months ago, I told you how a quarter-life crisis catapulted me into a severe depression, and my story of recovering. The response I received from that piece since tells me that I'm not alone in this plight, and that many of us have experienced a similar personal crisis.
Working with a therapist or support group is the best way to help you cope with your symptoms, which in turn will help you better manage your professional life.
It’s key to find trusted friends or family who can support you through this difficult time.
Participating in a depression and anxiety therapy group is a great way to learn coping strategies for the workplace from other participants.
Set Clear Goals Set very clear goals for yourself and be realistic about what you would be able to accomplish. Do it on a daily basis. Create lists for the day and highlight your top priorities. Double-check any important memos, give yourself extra time to prepare assignments, and have a colleague give your work a second look. The road to recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN