Depression can cause you to feel sad, helpless, and hopeless for long periods of time. It can also come with physical symptoms like insomnia, pain, and lack of energy, and keep you from living your normal life. Depression can happen to anyone, at any age or stage of life. If you think you may be dealing with depression you can take a depression test to get a better idea and be sure to talk with your doctor. If you’re battling depression, these 10 everyday strategies could help.
In Western medicine, clinical depression is typically treated with medication and psychotherapy (talk therapy). Whether talking with a mental health professional or getting the conversation started with friends or family, talking about how you feel is important for dealing with your depression. A mental health professional can help you address your problems and support you in developing coping mechanisms to deal with what you’re going through.[callout]
If you know someone who you think may be suffering from depression, check out this guide to opening a conversation and directing them to the help they need.[/callout]