Tell it to Jesus. When someone tells you something that sounds bad, think of how it could really not be bad. Things are not what they seem most times. Dont take any decisions based on emotions, and question your feelings (they are two different things) Also, read the Bible. It has a guide for being happy. If you want to know if God knows how you feel, read the 150 Psalms. It took me a month and I wasnt even reading all the time. Well, Gby.
By doing things that take your mind off of it. Don't sit around and think about how depressed you are. Go out talk to people, get fresh air, try something new. Mind set is also a big part of depression.
Therapy. If you suffer from depression, then go to therapy where you will meet a psychologist or a counselor who is actually educated in the subject. Some people think it's so easy just to not think about it or not be depressed. It's not. Depression is a disease in the brain; it's a mental disorder. Go to therapy and talk to a psychologist. Sometimes, you may even have to rely on drugs, too.
Get out in the sun. People get depressed in the winter with little sun. If you can't do that take vitamin D. Eat sunflower seeds. They release that "feel good chemical" in your brain called serotonin. Try to keep a regular sleep pattern. Eat a good diet, fruits and veggies. Take Vit B. Exercise or go for walks. Talk to friends. Don't isolate. I asked Christ into my life. That helped me so much. Hope you feel better!! God bless you!
Go do something good for someone else. Visit a vet in the hospital, fix the old widow's fence, help out the overwhelmed single mother, anything like that. - It's pretty hard to feel bad about yourself while your giving loving service to someone in need. Get out of your own head, get off the couch, and enjoy the light of day. while helping someone.
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It has worked for some to "find" religion, and start spending a lot of time praying and focusing on Jacob's Ladder. Others know that stuff like that can't really help, outside of our brain's ability to fool itself.
So what is a realist to do? Is it hopeless? No! There's always Prozac. Talk to a doctor. Depression used to be stigmatized, but it's much less so now.
If it's chronically it means your brain is probably releasing too many hormones when faced with stress... and your brain is making lots of emotion but when it travels through the front area of it dulls out the feeling... You can take prozac... But... When I was born my mom started Prozac... Now she has to take 8-9 times the amount she used to... You can focus on how you can help other people, keep a healthy diet and get at least an hour of exercise outside a day... Good sleeping habits will also help as well as talking therapy... I suggest avoiding drug therapy for as long as you can...
You can try this link to 2-1-1 Information and Referral Search which is a program funded by the United Way: http://www.211.org/ In some areas you can even call 2-1-1 on your phone and be put in touch with the necessary service. However, if you are on a medical plan, that would be the first place to start. Just call their number and speak to an operator. That person should be able to direct your call to the right department.
Psalm 34:18 says "Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." This proves that our loving creator will be there for you, so you can express everyone you're feeling to him and he will help. I've suffered from depression for close to 6 years, and even if at times it was really bad, talking to Jehovah and venting to him made me feel much better. Remember also, not to try to control something that you can't control. Rather, focus on what you can control, like your eating and sleeping habits. For me, getting more sleep has also helped tremendously. If your depression gets worse however, you might want to seek professional help so you can go on to live a peaceful life. Trust me, I know firsthand that depression can feel overwhelming and that when you're going through it you don't want to do anything or talk to anyone. But remembering these tips before you go through it will definitely help for when it happens to you.
For all the Negative things we say to our selves God has a positive answer! You say I am depressed! God says "The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crashed in spirit." Psalms 34:18 (New International Bible). Here are some reasons for considering the Bible. "The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives ; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (Living Bible)