Stop The Suffering: Helpful Advice For Depression

If you have been suffering from depression, you are certain to find methods to reduce your negative feelings as you read this article. This condition does not have to continue to devastate you and prevent you from living your ideal life. You are worthy of finding treatments that will work for you.

Make sure to get plenty of exercise on a daily basis. People who exercise are more likely to respond to depression treatment. Exercise can actually be more effective than prescription meds. Just do little things like using stairs over elevators or parking farther away from store doors.

Try to get outside as much as you can, when suffering from depression. Even if it is just for a quick walk every day, getting some sun and fresh air, can make a world of a difference for controlling depression symptoms. Sitting inside all the time, will just make you feel worse.

Don’t be afraid to get help when you need it. The perfectionist thinking that goes along with depression, can often drive people to think that seeing a therapist for depression is a sign of weakness. But in fact, it’s just the opposite. Seeing a therapist means you’re facing the problem head-on and seeking a solution.

If you are suffering from depression, take a realistic account of your life now, as well as, your goals for the future. If you believe you ‘can’t be happy until’ you have the ideal relationship, or higher income, or the like, then look at what is really important! Ask yourself if you “

2 Responses to “Stop The Suffering: Helpful Advice For Depression”

  • louisewoods1984:

    I saw a councilor yesterday, and he told me I suffered from depression and anxiety. What’s that?

    My story -
    In the first year of high school, everything was going fine. But at the end of the year I became really close friends with this girl, and we hung out all the time. Then people started hating her for no reason. They spoke behind our backs, and started spreading rumors about us. I couldn’t handle it anymore, so I broke of friends with her. I knew I shouldn’t have, I should of stood up for us but I couldn’t. It wasn’t in my nature. When I went back after the summer holidays, everything started slipping away. My life was crumbling at my fingertips. I was a bright student, getting top marks in all subjects but I stopped doing homework, stopped concentrating in class and the teachers started hating me. I was a liability, and started rebelling. I became really close friends with another girl, we hung out all the time to. She was my best friend. Then my other “friends” started spreading rumors about us. They kept saying we where up each others asses and whatnot. So I slowly distanced myself from her. Then she joined the “dark side” with them. They went off talking behind my back, but where nice to my face. The stole things from me, they lied to my face. They where the “controlling” type. If you spoke to someone from a different class, they would ***** about you. If you did something they didn’t approve of, they would hate you. If you didn’t do something they wanted you to do, they would find a way to make your life hell. They turned mostly everyone against me. I knew what they where doing, but I didn’t say anything to stop it. I kept hanging out with them, gripping onto them with my fingers, one of them had been my friend since I was 5. I knew I didn’t like them and I didn’t like how they where treating me. I knew it. But I didn’t want to be alone. I knew if I didn’t get out of this situation, I would end up working behind a till at a cash and carry store, with no friends. So I left school. People called my mobile, but I wouldn’t answer. They came to my door, I wouldn’t answer. I stopped going out with friends, I just sat in the house all day. I wanted to be alone. I wanted to forget about them. Because they where part of the reason I was here. I didn’t want them in my future, I wanted to move on. Believe it or not, I was a completely different person when I got to high school. Before, I was the popular, funny, could-stand-up-for-myself, helpful Amy. but now I was the Shy, Sensitive, Suffer in silence type.

    I haven’t told anyone this. Every time they ask, I clam up and start crying. The councilor has made an appointment for me to go back to the school, just to walk around it. I haven’t been there in 5 months. I’ve been sitting at home alone for 5 MONTHS. At first I said yes, but then I realized what that meant. All the bad memory’s would just come back to me. I don’t want to go there. I just want to forget and move on..
    Im 13 and In high school because I live in England. I don’t know why this was posted on the American Y!A..

  • The Inc:

    Okay, so this is a long story but I’m cutting it down as much as I can with the detail you need to answer my question:

    So, all through my life, even before I was born, my mom has been through A LOT like care homes, etc. And when I was about 1 years old (so my nan says) my mom and dad split up. My nan has been looking after me for loads and loads of years till now, this very day. Me and my mom have gone through a lot. We text each other and my dad has been with someone new who my mom hates. Now, my mom has gotten angry that my dad’s partner (her name is Karen) has taken me to get my eyebrows done, (my mom has mental issues and bipolar) and my mom got REALLY mad. I told her the truth about that I got my eyebrows done and now my mom said that she’s decided that she won’t have any contact with me since my dad keeps changing his mind about it. She told me to never text her and I can’t text her back because I’ve only got 1p left of credit (blackberry) and my WhatsApp isn’t working so I can’t message her on there either. Now, I’ve been depressed for a long time about this, some of problems were solved but then they became problems again. I can’t talk to anyone and please don’t bring up ChildLine or networks like that because I don’t want to talk to someone who I don’t even know. I can talk to my cousin but she’s gone to college and my older cousin is at university. The cousin who is at college, I don’t see her often but when I do I often forget about my problems because I’m with her. When I’m with my friends, they know I’m depressed but I don’t talk about it because I don’t want them to feel down either. Now, I know that it hurts and I’m just struggling to get over this sadness. I want to feel happy again, I don’t want to be one of those kids whose parents split up and feels sad even though most kids parents split up. I understand that everyone feels sad and a lot of people have stress or have worse a life than I do. But it hurts me so badly, it’s affected my education, I usually do good at school but I’m getting worse now. I struggle making new friends but I try finding distractions. I’ve been going to a trampolining club at my school and I’ve made friends with a year 7 and a year 10 person. Some of my friends join me at the club but that’s about it. I find distractions on the web as well, but there’s so much cyber bullying (not to me, just saying) and I just don’t see why people get picked on. And what have I ever done to deserve the life I have? What has ANYONE done to deserve their pain. I feel sorry for a lot of kids who don’t have things that I do but I have had suicidal thoughts before (and recently) but it hurt me to much to actually commit it. There’s this boy at my school as well who bullies me because I was thinking suicidal. I’ve gotten bullied a lot in primary school and senior school. I’m quite lucky to have friends.

    But what I’m really asking is, what ways is there for me to feel better about my self and is there anything I can do to stop feeling sad? Now, I don’t want to hear things like “suicide is not the answer”"others have worse a life than you do”. I KNOW that other kids feel worse than I do but I’m only asking for advice!! ADVICE, not bullying or insults. And if you’re going to insult and NOT give advice then find another question. But if you’re going to be helpful, then feel free to press that answer question button. Any advice would really be helpful. Any advice that helps me the most gets best answer.

    Thank You.

    P.s. So sorry that this is on the wrong category, I wasn’t sure what else to put it in. :)

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