Coping mechanisms for depression

August 05
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What coping mechanisms work best for depression?

2 Answers:

thegodfather66 avatar

No one wishes to fall into depression. However, certain situations can lead to its occurrence. 

And in these moments, we try to find a way to cope. But the thing is, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to go about it.

Regarding this, here are a few healthy ways to cope with depression if it comes calling:

  • Try deep breathing n
  • Pay attention to your thoughts
  • Relax
  • Get sufficient sleep
  • Spend time doing what you love
  • Become a volunteer
  • Get a pet
  • Get creative
  • Eat healthily
  • Face your fears
  • Exercise
  • Socialize

nectarine3 avatar

If you have been depressed, you'll agree that negative coping tactics like taking drugs, self-harm, overeating, and alcoholism only make matters worse. 

Luckily, here are some positive coping mechanisms you can turn to whenever you feel depressed:

  • Try acupuncture
  • Do yoga
  • Allow yourself cry
  • Spend time away from your phone or laptop
  • Connect with friends and family
  • Take a walk
  • Listen to music
  • Trigger your spiritual side (read scriptures, pray or go to church)
  • Go to therapy
  • Keep a journal 
  • Reward yourself whenever you overcome a difficult situation
  • Clean or organize your space
  • Redecorate
  • Meditate
  • Partake in activities that boost your self-esteem

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