Almost everyone feels depressed at one time or another. There are many things you can to do to deal with depression. You are not alone; there are plenty of other people out there who are dealing with depression. Often times, people have not realized they are suffering from depression. The first step to dealing with depression is establishing the fact that you are suffering from depression.
A few ways to deal with depression is to build structure into each day. Set small goals and stick to them. Make sure you incorporate something fun into each day, either an activity or by treating yourself. It is very important to keep active. Exercise usually elevates moods. Eat a balanced nutritious meal. Allow yourself to experience your feelings; if you have to cry then do so. If you are angry then express it in a safe manner. Holding back emotions can build up and resurface in negative ways. If you need additional assistance in dealing with depression, consult with a mental health professional in your area.
Tips for Dealing with a Depressed Person
- Never tell a depressed person you know how he/she feels. This may make the person angry with you.
- Let the person know you are concerned about them and want to help.
- Always be supportive and patient.
- It is important to encourage the individual to seek professional help if symptoms persist and affect the person’s daily life.
Three major neurotransmitters (Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine) in the brain must be in balance for a balanced mood. When in an unbalanced state with each other, mood drops or depresses. Medication alone can make a difference; however, someone suffering from depression should also seek counseling.Here are a few organizations you can contact for additional information and local facilities in your area.