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Feeling sad? You're not alone. Everyone feels sad at times. Sometimes sad feelings last only a moment. Other times, they last a little longer.

It’s OK to feel sad. But sad feelings don't have to take over your mood or ruin your day. You can do things to help yourself feel better. When sad feelings ease away, a happier mood can take their place.

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Medically reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: January 2023