Everyone has sad feelings at one time or another, but when the sadness continues, and a sense of hopelessness sets in, it’s time to get help.
a. Remember depression is a thought and we can control our thoughts. Try to think your way out of the negative emotion rather than allowing it to overcome you.
d. Choose to make everyday important by pre-planning your daily activities. Especially find ways to nourish your mind and your body. For example, take a daily walk, spend some time in meditation or praying, find activities you enjoy that you can share with others, spend some time playing with children, volunteer your talents to a charitable organization, read a good novel, etc. Whatever you choose to do, make it something you enjoy.
If depression is severe and goes untreated, it can lead to suicide. This is the reason why it is so important to seek treatment as soon as depressive symptoms appear.
Remember, BE PREPARED. Make better choices in your life and reach out to others. Most of all, know when to seek professional help and then go get it.