How to handle depression and anxiety symptoms
The next time you feel overwhelmed and scared, don’t be embarrassed to say you have depression.
It doesn’t mean you’re depressed.
But when it comes to depression, it’s something you need to deal with.
Read on for some tips on how to handle your feelings and how to manage your moods when you’re experiencing a mental health crisis.1.
Understand the symptoms of depression.
The symptoms of major depression can include:Feeling: A loss of interest in your life or activitiesEnjoyment: Difficulty concentrating or falling asleepSocial distancing: Losing your sense of touch or movementInability to connect with othersFeeling overwhelmed: Not knowing how to deal in situations with others.2.
Seek professional help.
If you have anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, seek professional help immediately.
Seek help from an experienced mental health professional or call 1-800-273-TALK.3.
Try to get support in the form of a support group.
A group of people who are close to you who are also coping can be a safe and supportive place to get help.
You can find a support center online.
Find an online support group online for more information.4.
Read about depression.
Depression is not just about feeling sad, depressed, or helpless.
It is about thinking and feeling differently, which can have a profound impact on your life.
To find out more about depression, read our article Depression and the Body.5.
Find support groups for depression.
Find a support network that can help you get better.
Find a support organization online.
You don’t need to be alone to find a group for someone with depression.
Find online support groups that can support you and help you to find the support you need.6.
Don’t put off getting help for depression or other serious mental health problems.
If you do find yourself feeling suicidal, don the next best thing: stop.
Get out of the way.
Stop putting off getting better.
And get the help you need when you need it.7.
Be mindful of your mood.
If your mood is fluctuating or unstable, don to thinking about yourself and what you’re feeling.
Don the next thing: focus on your body and surroundings.
Try not to be distracted by other things.
Don to focus on yourself.8.
Talk to others.
Find other people who can help.
Find your support network, talk to your family, and talk to someone you trust.
You may be able to talk to a therapist or a counselor to get more support.
Read more about coping with depression in this article Helping others cope with depression