A person in my life is struggling with depression and it reminded me it’s important to take care of this. I have had depression at times in my life and know other people that have struggled with it too.
There are somethings that need to be addressed by medical and/or mental health providers. Its best if the person seeks help on their own. If they are a danger to themselves or others then a hospital or mental health professional can decide what is needed.
It’s important to have resources easily accessible during these times like:
Staying busy can be helpful too. Finding a movement class that is enjoyable and/or possibly connecting with people through a meetup group with like-minded interest. Some classes & movement could be: Yoga, Tai Chi, or taking a relaxing walk (at a favorite spot) or another kind of movement that works for you.
While I was going through a big life change and struggling with my mood I had friends and family I could call, support groups to go to when needed and I even made some new friends. I am thankful for people's time and resources during a big life transition.
Have you or others close to you struggled with depression and what were somethings that helped?
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