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Are you depressed? Here’s when you need help

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I am depressed is most easily used statement. We say we are depressed like we say we are hungry. But in some of us being depressed is more serious and is one of the most common mental health issues that need attention of an expert. When you feel you need help or you realise your friends need help, learn to accept the seriousness and seek help. Do not try to deal with it on your own. It may not always help.

How do you know you are depressed?

  • Feeling of helplessness
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Lack of concentration
  • Thoughts of death
  • Changes in appetite
  • Energy loss
  • Sleep issues
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Prolonged bouts of sadness

Things to do when you feel anxious or depressed:



Seek help

Inculcate a healthy lifestyle

Hang out with people you like

Eat healthy food

Stay hydrated

Avoid too much news and social media

Sleep on time

Focus on self-care

Exercise, it induces happy hormones into your brain

Consult an expert

Things to know:

You cannot snap out of depression

It is not the same thing as sadness

It is an illness that needs treatment

Do not indulge in self-medication

Do not seek advice from all and sundry

Did you know?

Food like bananas, dark chocolate, cheese, citrus fruits etc. are known to have invigorating and anti-depressant properties  

Aromatherapy is a mood lifter. Surrounding yourself with good smells will help you when you are feeling low 

How you can help?

Show empathy

Try and understand

Stay in touch

Do not give advice unless you are trained

Do things together that can make him happy

You can make a difference just by being around

For full article: https://fridaywall.wordpress.com/2020/10/04/world-mental-health-month/

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