Live with Depression Without Falling Completely Apart

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When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression, I first thought about how I was going to live with depression and what it was going to mean for my future and raising my son. For the first several years, it was such a hard struggle. I was on or off my meds more times than I can count on both hands and feet. As soon as things would go great, I would stop, and just nose dive into a spiraling catastrophe.

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When you’ve been hit by a bout of depression, it can feel as though there is no way out. However, the fact you’re even looking for ways to overcome your issues is a major first step in the right direction. When followed by the right plan of action, you can beat this problem to restore a positive frame of mind. 

No two people are the same, and seeking tailored support that treats the source of your pain is essential. Nonetheless, here are four positive steps that can support you in style. 

Speak Out 

Only you can ever truly understand what’s going on inside your head. Nonetheless, you should never fall into the trap of facing the battle alone. You’ve already accepted the presence of depression in your life. Opening up to others is now the most important step of all. A problem shared is a problem halved and it’ll instantly lift a weight from your shoulders. 

The collective understanding of depression and mental health ensures there is no longer any reason to feel guilt or shame. If speaking to your friends and family is still too daunting, online help groups are a good alternative. it’s good to talk. 

Regain Control Of The Small Things 

Everything can feel a little pointless when you live with depression. Especially when it hits and hits hard. While there is a long road to recovery ahead, learning to appreciate the small victories in life can make a big difference. Self-confidence exercises are a good starting point as this will instantly bring a slice of positivity to your world. Crucially, the added confidence is sure to become your best weapon for this battle.

Eating the right foods also has benefits of regaining control of what's going on with your mind and body. A lot of times going gluten-free or low-gluten can help or even using herbs or seasonings like turmeric can have anti-depressant benefits. A simple change in your diet does wonder for bipolar or depression.

Other areas of life where you can gain control include keeping the home clean, organizing your finances, and working out. Seemingly small breakthroughs can bring a host of telling rewards. Do not underestimate its power. 

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Seek Professional Treatment 

You wouldn’t leave a physical ailment untreated, which is why you must give your mental health the attention it needs. There are many options at your disposal. Severe or major depression treatment centers are very useful when you have suffered badly. Sometimes, it’s necessary to drop other life goals and commitments to focus solely on restoring your mental health. 

Some individuals will find that groups are better for them. For some people, hearing others going through similar situations is enough to help them with their problems and help them learn how to cope.

While others find that seeing a therapist one-on-one is what works the best. Others don't like people outside of their lives to hear and judge their mental status, and that's okay. I am not the group type of person, either. I like the one on one so that we can figure out what I'm going through and how to fix it.

Meanwhile, some medications may be prescribed to manage the symptoms that surface at various times of your life when you live with depression. Alternatively, breathing exercises and coping mechanisms may be used. 

Understand Your Journey  

Your battle with depression is a personal journey, even if there are various forms of support along the way. Therefore, it’s vital that you learn to appreciate the factors that actually affect you. This could mean finding your source of depression or realizing which people and situations cause you to feel worse. This will help you find the right pathway to a brighter future. 

Understanding the reasons behind your depression should be supported by setting milestones. Each time you hit a target, it will give you further confirmation that you are moving in the right direction. 

When you live with depression, it shouldn’t be something that you fear, instead, you should just start taking charge of your life and actually face this illness and fight it.

Life is too beautiful a gift to waste and if one will spend the majority of his or her life just moping around about every single little thing then what kind of life would that be?

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Written by Anna C.

I am a wife and mother of two sons. We live in Rural Northeast Ohio with our 2 cats, 2 dogs & many fish. I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter, elephants, sunflowers, crystals, occult, crafting, coffee, wine, and online shopping. Have a TikTok, PokemonGo & Elder Scrolls addiction, I've always loved plants, recently I became a houseplant mom, and am currently growing over 15 varieties in our home! Now if I could get my outside gardens to flourish I will be happy. When I'm not tending to the home, pets, plants, or hanging out on the couch catching up on my shows, I'm doing some type of crafting or DIY project. (Or I'm pestering my husband in the barn.)

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