Depression is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. It can cause feelings of sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness that can last for weeks or months. If you are experiencing these symptoms or know someone who is, it is important to know what to do in times of depression.
First and foremost, it is important to seek professional help. There are many treatments available that can help you manage your depression and improve your quality of life. Some treatment options include medication, therapy, or a combination of both.
In addition to seeking professional help, there are also things you can do on your own to cope with depression:
- Make sure you get enough sleep and eat healthy foods regularly
- Exercise regularly
- Spend time with friends and family members
- Take breaks from electronics screens (phone/computer/television)
- Practice self-care (e.g., relaxing baths; reading; listening to music)