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Positive Ways to Help Fight Depression - Don’t Isolate Yourself

When depressed, you may hear thoughts telling you to be alone, keep quiet and not to bother people with your problems. Again, these thoughts should be treated like parasites that try to keep your body from getting healthy. Do not listen to them. When you feel bad, even if you feel embarrassed, confiding in a friend or voicing your struggles can lighten your burden and begin a process of ending your unhappiness. Talking about your problems or worries is not a self-centred or self-pitying endeavour. Friends and family, especially those who care about you, will appreciate knowing what’s going on.

 

Even the simple act of putting yourself in a social atmosphere can lift your spirits. Go to a place where there are people who may have similar interests as you, or even to a public spot like a museum, park, or mall, where you could enjoy being amongst people. Never allow yourself to indulge in the thought that you are different from or less than anyone else. Everyone struggles at times, and your depression does not define who you are or single you out from others.


Article Comments

  • "I tried but m faild"
  • - falaksaj (2nd of April 2016, 01:15:39 AM)
  • "I've isolated myself because I can't take the pain and humiliation of others ignorance and spite. People behave so badly toward me and each other I don't want to be exposed anymore. It hurts too much."
  • - Luna Lupo (3rd of April 2016, 02:03:54 AM)
  • "Nope everyone knows about my anxiety but that said I do seek time alone too and sleep alot"
  • - Bravissimo (8th of April 2016, 06:07:49 PM)
  • "I find friends get sick of hearing how bad and depressed you feel, they don't know how to handle it so soon they stop calling"
  • - Kensi (12th of April 2016, 01:55:58 AM)

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