Bond with your family,. Create a "You" day,.. be around positive people, sometimes crying depending on what your situation is. Realize you do not have to suffer, talk to
people you care about.
Have a great day to all, frienz4lif
To get out of depression a individual should spend most of the time with friends, family.Try to develop hobies like photography, painting, dancing, travelling etc.
Always have positive nature towards your life.
THat would be nice but when you have a family who does nothing, does not ever offer to spend time with you and your friends have become the say way what r u supposed to do them - can make people want to spend time with you. All of my other friends have awesome, fun, close , interested families but not me or my husband and we are severely depressed.
If you are severely depressed you must seek psychological help. No one else can help you if you are suffering from a chemical imbalance. I am speaking from personal experience. I know what it is like to not want to get out of bed in the morning, and to wonder why I even bother to wake up. No one should have to suffer in that way. You are not alone. Take control of your life by remembering that you are a person who was put on this planet for a reason. Your life is no less important than anyone else's.
I agree. Theres a lot more to getting out of depression than just hanging out with ppl. I myself suffer from depression and I seek medical help. Even though I do that I still have to live with it everyday. Somethings aren't easy to cure and unless you are going through it you'll never really understand.
I was in denial for years. My father suffered from severe depression and I didn't want to be like him. I was ashamed of him because he was so lethargic and "lazy". Depression is very real and it can destroy lives. I just got help this year, and I feel better for just reaching out and taking that first step.
Thank you for u for sharing. Also, please check out my hub on creating your peace spot and my depression, pain.. I hope it too helps. Also, bonding with your family and friends in my opinion is a good idea as well. Also, being around positive people and getting involved with your community and church is also a good idea..
Hugs to all for sharing, that too is a step in the right direction. For that is how we grow and be all we can be,
we are all special..:-) in my opinion.
Why don't you and your husband to church. Why don't you make the first move to offer an event to them.. both you and your husband. Invite them to your home and make a special thing.
Get involved in your community. Same with your friends invite them over for a potluck dinner/lunch :-)
I'm not hehehe i just got myself a bestfriend and having a great moments with my future wife hmmm...
i hope you're well...
I do suffer from bouts of depression, not severe thankfully. But to get out of these small bouts of depression I do hang with family and friends, and my husband. I also read and of course WRITE! that is a big one...my imagination is a great escape.
Go to church. What is bouts of depression, by the way.. check out my article on depression, creating your peaceful spot.. maybe it can help. Possibly talk to your family about your matters. Always be around positive people. Also, stay away from dwellers.
We hope you feel better. You are in the right spot. We care.
High5 to ya my friend ;-).
Also, carefully changing your lifestyle.. redecorate here and there.. do different things each day, etc..
These are all great responses and I agree with every one. Sometimes all you need is to watch a funny movie or spend time with a loved one (friend or family) but some times life feels more severe. Based on my own experience I would just add that doing anything you can to feel better isn't always a permanent solution. Sometimes you need to face what it is that is bringing you into a depression and take ownership of it. It's not easy but it's best for you in the long run. Big hugs to everyone!
The best thing to help yourself is the most difficult thing to do.
Get out of your own head!
Spending time with friends and having hobbies are ways to accomplish this. They are not the only ways to do it though.
Don't let your state of mind define who you are, especially when you don't like your own state of mind.
Most importantly of all, for anybody: if you wonder whether you need help, just go ahead and reach out to somebody. Its not a question of pride or strength. The fact that the thought is in your head is reason enough to check into it. You don't need to be off the charts in order to get a little help anyway.
If you were carrying two bags of groceries up the stairs, and somebody offered to carry one for you, would you say "No thanks. I don't need help." Or would you say "Sure! Grab one!" Why the heck not!
I recommend a book "Instinct to Heal" by Dr. David Servan Schreiber.
So, did you open this thread to promote your hub? This is called spamming, so you know.
What helps me when I am depressed is to read a good book or watching a sappy movie. Or I eat an entire tub of ice cream...
Of course, I do not suffer from clinical depression which is something else entirely and requires medical treatment.
You know, in the middle of a cold, long and dark winter, I fall into depression. Its not severe, but it does rob me of motivation, and a genuine feeling of well-being. I have found that Vitamin D has given me back my happiness in the midst of winter. If you are living in the North, as I am, or in an isolated area, do not ever underestimate the value of the sun and find a way to recover those lost vitamins. It could be a tanning bed every second week, or a vitamin d supplement. And get out into the REAL sun whenever you can.
PS. I understand the importance of family, especially if you have children of your own. When they are absent, it is incredibly painful and depressing so you need to fulfill that somehow. It is sometimes helpful to seek out community programs that can bring some hope and happiness back in your life. Check out your local church perhaps, or possibly a womens group where you can meet other people and be social. Being social is important. Take care all...
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