How To Cope with Depression

Tips to cope with Depression

Dealing With Depression

Have you ever experienced a persistent feeling of desolation? A feeling of sadness and loneliness that makes you lose interest in the things of life that use to exhilarate you! Suddenly, sadness began to have you moping around, not contacting friends and loved ones to spend wonderful evenings together. You let self-doubt creep in and turn you into an emotional roller coaster, which turns into depression.

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How to get over depression

People seem to isolate themself from the rest of the world when they are feeling depressed. Feeling sad is a natural part of human life. We all feel sad at some point in time in life. 

On the other hand, persistent feelings of despair, anxiety, and hopelessness are signs of depression. If left untreated, it can affect the way you sleep, eat, and think. That, in turn, can affect your health.

Web MD states,
 "Major depression is an episode of sadness or apathy along with other symptoms that lasts at least two consecutive weeks and is severe enough to interrupt daily activities. Depression is not a sign of weakness or a negative personality. It is a major public health problem and a treatable medical condition."

We all have disappointments in life. It's how we handle those situations that matter. Never feel distressed about having to reach out for help when feeling depressed. Reach out to a therapist or trusted friend to discuss things that are bothering you. 

Remember you are not alone and should never isolate yourself from the world. Don't be ashamed to get the help needed to progress safely and wisely through that time in life. 

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  Don't be ashamed to get help for depression when you need it

Some different types of depression are:

All depression is not the same. What works for one person, may not be what another need, but seek out what's best for you or your loved one.

Here are a few ways to cope with depression:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - "The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals."
  • Therapist - don't be afraid to see a therapist. Things may appear worst than you think and it can distort a person's perception of life. It's amazing how talking to someone sometimes helps you to have a clearer vision of life. 
Therapy can help you cope with stress
Therapy can help you cope with stress

According to EverydayHealth,
"Psychotherapy will focus on helping people adjust their lifestyle in ways that are possible, minimize their stress, and cope with stressors," says Dr. Nelson. Among the issues that you can address together are how to improve your self-esteem, switch from negative to positive thinking, and practice stress management."
  • Exercise - When you exercise, endorphins are released which gives you a euphoric feeling. According to  Harvard Health Publishing,
 "The improvement in brain function makes you feel better. "In people who are depressed, neuroscientists have noticed that the hippocampus in the brain—the region that helps regulate mood—is smaller. Exercise supports nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, improving nerve cell connections, which helps relieve depression," explains Dr. Miller."
  • Sleep - Get enough sleep, so you won't be agitated and depressed. Try going to bed at the same time each day. Remove laptops and tablets out of the bedroom. They seem to be a temptation to stay awake. According to Psychology Today, "Rachel Manber at Stanford studied cognitive behavioral treatments for insomniac, depressed people. When their insomnia was fixed following CBT, depression treatment success doubled. Get them to sleep and they stopped being depressed." Again this is not the case with all depression, because there are different levels of depression, but it has been shown to help some.

Now you understand some approaches to cope with depression, so remember to always observe others for any indications of distress. Then get them the assistance they need. 

Make sure to contact a therapist if you notice someone with high levels of depression; therefore, they can seek professional advice.

I wish you all a safe and depressed free day.

Author: Arica  Green (Arica G) is the Founder and Editor of  Inveigle Magazine. She created a premiere Lifestyle, Fashion, and Beauty Magazine to entice you towards positive change and increase the quality of life. With Arica's love for writing and informing the Universe about a variety of topics, Inveigle Magazine was born. Follow us @ Inveiglemagazi1 & on FB . View more articles by Arica Green

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