How to overcome depression

September 27
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I have been feeling down lately. My therapist says I am showing signs of depression. What can I do to get through this hump?

10 Answers:

hamster19 avatar

There is a reason why you are in that state of mind. In my case, I went on depression because of a loved one who passed away. I had a lot of regrets and I couldn’t move passed it because there is no way of letting my loved one know how much I am sorry about the things I wasn’t able to do for him. How I wasn’t able to make him proud and how selfish I was. The good thing about it was I was aware why I was depressed.

They say the first step was admitting you have a problem. So the good thing for you is that you are acknowledging that you are going through depression. The second thing for you to do is knowing what triggered your depression because every depression has a story or sometimes a lot of them. It is important to know the reason of your deep sadness or numbness. And the next thing to do is find a support system you are comfortable to share your stories with. I had a support system who was also going through what I was going through. Someone who is going to give you a safe space, who is not going to pretend to know what you’re going through and who is not going to judge you.

The last thing for me that made me snap out of it was the realization that I wasn’t going to change the past. So I decided to just focus on the present and the future. Which is to change myself for the better and not make the same mistakes I’ve made that made me have those regrets. I focused on the people in my life that are still with me and I know by that, I was also making up to my loved one who weren’t there anymore. And that mindset alone made me feel better. It worked on me, so I hope it helps even just a little bit on you.

Take note that I didn’t get out of what I was going through in just one day. You kind of take it one step at a time. You are not alone and someone out there is also going through the same thing so find them and connect with them. You can also try out this natural depression treatments.

Festitu avatar

There are a number of steps you can take to manage, and navigate depression. Making small changes to your daily routine, diet, and lifestyle habits can all have a positive effect. If a person feels sustained, intense, feelings of sadness or loss of interest in activities, they may have clinical depression. People also refer to this condition as major depressive disorder. However, there are small steps you can take to help you gain more agency in your life and improve your sense of well-being.

Meanwhile, develop a positive routine and engage in rewarding activities; developing a routine can help you stay active and out of the mire of depression. This routine can involve scheduled activities or a daily repetition of mental health strategies. For example, you can start your day with a positive self-affirmation and end it by writing down something you are grateful for. Research has found that incorporating rewarding activities (seeing friends, movement, engaging in things you enjoy) into your routine can help with depression.

Overcoming Depression: 7 Things You Can Do Today to Get Out of a Slump

  • Set specific goals
  • Do something creative
  • Exercise
  • Spend time outside
  • Practice meditation
  • Connect with loved ones
  • Keep a journal

Above all, keep engaging the people around you, and don't allow negative thoughts to occupy your heart. I wish you a quick recovery!

hangglidingocean70 avatar

Get help from a therapist if you're experiencing depression. You can help yourself by taking action to get the most out of treatment.

It's good to seek expert medical assistance for depression, especially if the disease is severe, there are several non-medical measures you can take on your own to lessen the depression symptoms.

The following five actions can help you feel better and get out of depression

1. Get Your Feelings Out!

Depression has the unfortunate side effect of diminishing one's humour and creativity. However, engaging in activities that promote your creativity can be useful. Communicate with a friend or play with your pet. Do something that makes you chuckle. This can help to get rid of depression.

2. Be Sure to Eat Healthy Food and Stay Hydrated

People with depression may lose their appetite or eat too much. However, the food you consume can impact your energy and mood. Those with depression should take special care to maintain a healthy diet. 

Reduce your consumption of "junk" meals and desserts that are heavy in carbs and processed sugar. Never go without eating for a long amount of time. Consume a light, healthy meal even if you do not now feel hungry. Staying hydrated is important, so drink lots of water. When possible, stay away from sugary and carbonated beverages.

3. Observe the Positives

An individual's worldview is impacted by depression. Things might appear to be bleak, gloomy, and depressing. Observe three positive things each day as a goal to change your perspective. 

There is no shortage of joy & happiness in this world😊. Positive things will become more apparent to you as you pay attention to them more.

4. Physical Activities

Take a brisk 20- to 30-minute stroll every day. You may also go for a run, participate in sports, stretch, or meditate. Some persons suffering from depression may lack the motivation to engage in physical activity.

Make an effort to convince yourself to go ahead and do it anyhow. If you need encouragement, ask a friend to join you at the gym. Any activity you take increases your morale.

5. Don't Think Negatively Or Brood Over Issues and Love Yourself

Most importantly, if you're depressed, express yourself with love and care. When going through a tough time, knowing you are not alone can provide immense relief. Also, keep in mind that patience is a key to success.  It requires time to recover from depression.

I hope this answer will help you to get rid of depression.



The best way to overcome depression is to regularly practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and eat a healthy diet. Also should be engaged in some creative work. Learn to look at your own (subconscious) mind. As soon as you focus on the mind, depression will disappear like magic.

Lifeisgood avatar

If your therapist has diagnosed you with depression, it's important to take the diagnosis seriously and seek treatment. If you have been prescribed medication, make sure to take it as directed. Attend therapy sessions regularly and engage fully in the process. Engage in activities that promote physical and mental well-being, such as exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep.

Depression can have a wide range of negative effects on an individual's physical and mental health, as well as on their daily life. Depression can cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and sleep disturbances. Depression can affect cognitive processes such as memory, attention, and decision-making.

Overcoming depression often involves a combination of self-care and professional help. Here are some steps that may help:

Reach out to loved ones and support systems: Talking to trusted friends, family, or support groups can provide comfort and encouragement.

Exercise regularly- Exercise has been shown to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.

Improve sleep habits - Getting enough quality sleep can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.

Eating a balanced diet - A healthy diet can provide the necessary nutrients for overall well-being and improve mood.

Challenging negative thoughts - Depression can cause negative thought patterns. Practice identifying and challenging these thoughts to reframe them in a more positive light.

Engage in activities you enjoy - Doing things you enjoy, such as hobbies or social activities, can improve mood and help overcome feelings of boredom or loneliness.

Seek professional help - Therapy or counseling, along with medication if needed, can be effective in treating depression.

Remember, overcoming depression is a journey and it can take time. It's important to be patient with yourself and seek help when needed and be kind to yourself as you work through depression. With time and the right support, you can start feeling better and regain your quality of life.


Simplest and easier way over come depression is to dip your feet's and hands in warm water and just relax for a while you will feel a lot better. I tried the same trick on this Sunday and it worked for me you can try this out it will increase the blood flow in your body and you will feel relax another way to get rid of depression is to talk to a person who really loves you. 

EPra avatar

Depressive symptoms are a common phenomenon nowadays; affects children, adolescents and adults. The causes, on average, are life pressures, daily interactions, work assignments (in the office), and excessive anxiety. I don't know what causes you to experience stress symptoms, you need to research it yourself. But in principle, these symptoms are often found in people who are in a state of "forced" or "angry" (there is a difference between desire and reality) for a long time while your body & soul do not accept this reality. So you have to reconcile the reality you are experiencing with the natural needs of your own body & soul; improve your behavior, match wants with needs, be friend with good people, move to a good environment, and know your purpose in life.

DivyangDhyani avatar

If you're feeling down and your therapist has suggested that you may be experiencing depression, there are several steps you can take to get through this difficult time:

  • Continue therapy: It's important to continue attending therapy sessions and working with your therapist to address your symptoms of depression. Therapy can help you learn coping skills, develop a better understanding of your feelings, and work through any underlying issues that may be contributing to your depression.
  • Consider medication: In some cases, medication may be recommended to help manage symptoms of depression. Talk to your therapist or a psychiatrist to determine if medication may be a helpful option for you.
  • Practice self-care: Self-care can help you feel more grounded and may help reduce symptoms of depression. This can include things like getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, spending time outdoors, and engaging in activities you enjoy.
  • Reach out for support: It's important to reach out to family and friends for support when you're feeling down. You may also consider joining a support group or seeking help from a crisis hotline.
  • Consider alternative therapies: In addition to traditional therapy and medication, there are a number of alternative therapies that may be helpful for managing symptoms of depression. These can include things like meditation, yoga, acupuncture, or massage therapy.

Remember that everyone's experience with depression is different, and it's important to find the approach that works best for you. Be patient with yourself and seek help when you need it. With time and support, it's possible to manage symptoms of depression and start feeling better.










Hi there,

In the world, i am sure that nobody is free from depression including those therapist or counselor those treat this disease what we called as depression. So first i would like to tell you that you are not alone to fight from this disease. Every one are sensitive in nature for different kinds of things. Somebody are sensitive in different things but other are sensitive in other things. The best ways to treat this disease is sharing the thoughts to close one. While sharing do not hide any things. Some times we can only imagine problems and over analyse that speculated problem and then unnecessary goes that problem in our subconscious mind even though there is no real existence of that problems. While sharing the thoughts and problems you can overcome from that problem.

Even if the problem is real, please try to busy in works and enjoy traveling and nature. Pls try to accept the problem rather than to run up from that problems. Start chanting mantras, God name, dhayam, yoga practice that help you to overcome from the problem. Do social services 

Note: I feels whatever the problem and happiness comes in our life is due to your Karma. The problem comes in our life is due to karma of this birth karma and previous birth karma. Whatever we have done karma in previous birth, we have enjoy this birth 

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