Friday, June 26, 2020

Depressive Disorder, 5

If you find yourself becoming anxious, worried, and continually sad—or angry, as sometimes seen in males—(especially when there has been no specific loss that could trigger this such as the death of a family member or close friend, getting fired from your job or unable to find employment), avoid keeping this to yourself and risking a spiral down into serious clinical depression. 

There are things that you can choose to do, activities that can help you feel better. Go for a walk or a swim or a bike ride or do some other type of exercise that works for you. Choose to think of something for which to be grateful every time you think of something sad and depressing or scary. Limit the time you spend watching sad and stressful events on television. If you play a musical instrument, get it out and play it for a few minutes a day. Drink plenty of water, get enough rest, eat regular meals of quality foods . . . Mental health is often a combination of factors. Talk with your healthcare professional. Contact the County Mental Health Department in the area where you live and ask for a referral or an appointment. Life is too short to spend it living in sadness . . .

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