5 Ways to Help Yourself Through Depressionenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-take5-enHD-AR1.jpgIt's important to take action against depression - it doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting professional help, here are 5 ways to feel better.depressed, depressing, worried, unhappy, help depression, feel less depressed, get rid of depression, cure depression, what can i do if i'm depressed?, depression, mental health, sad, hopeless, anxiety, depression symptoms, sadness, blues, need help, mental problems, experts07/02/200702/19/201902/19/2019D'Arcy Lyness, PhD08/14/201655fdf5eb-0627-463c-94e2-a43d7822d692https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/depression-tips.html/<p>If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it &mdash; depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better.</p> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>Exercise.</strong> Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day &mdash; or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. But make yourself do it anyway (ask a friend to exercise with you if you need to be motivated). Once you get in the exercise habit, it won't take long to notice a difference in your mood.<br /> <br /> In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Try downward-facing dog or legs-up-the-wall pose (you can find these poses on yoga websites). Two other aspects of yoga &mdash; breathing exercises and meditation &mdash; can also help people with depression feel better.</li> <li><strong>Nurture yourself with good nutrition.</strong> Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. If depression has affected your eating, you'll need to be extra mindful of getting the right nourishment. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going).</li> <li><strong>Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them.</strong> Try to identify any&nbsp;situations that have&nbsp;contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding.<br /> <br /> Once you air out these thoughts and feelings, turn your attention to something positive. Take action to solve problems. Ask for help if you need it. Feeling connected to friends and family can help relieve depression. It&nbsp;may also help them feel there's something they can do instead of just watching you hurt.</li> <li><strong>Express yourself.</strong> With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and&nbsp;you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or&nbsp;a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about &mdash; a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood.</li> <li><strong>Try to notice good things.</strong> Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort&nbsp;to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal.</li> </ol>Cinco formas de superar la depresiónSi estás deprimido, lo mejor es que hagas algo al respecto —las depresiones no se curan solas. Aparte de pedir ayuda a un médico o terapeuta, hay cinco cosas que puedes hacer para encontrarte mejor.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/depression-tips-esp.html/5f6ccfd7-bbe7-427f-9b12-045645679766
DepressionDepression is very common. For more information about depression and feeling better, check out this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/depression.html/313901c9-c72a-4f03-831b-94ab61da2856
Finding Low-Cost Mental Health CareIf you need mental health care but don't think you can afford it, you're not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free mental health care in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/mhealth-care.html/1d8bc05d-7696-4dda-910b-0d06f3855508
Going to a TherapistGetting help with emotions or stress is the same as getting help with a medical problem like asthma or diabetes. This article explains how therapy works and how it can help with problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/therapist.html/86e1241b-e507-44a8-8328-8f4ba7b631af
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Talking to Parents About DepressionIf you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-depression.html/e9b2e976-c37c-4c41-82c4-90e6bffaf1ad
When Depression Is SevereSevere depression can cloud a person's thinking and lead some people to think that life isn't worth living. But severe depression can be treated. Find out what to do and how to get help in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/severe-depression.html/f8a6f7b0-feaf-499d-b2a1-ebdb48a21c3d
Why Do People Get Depressed?There's no one reason why people get depressed - many different things can play a role. Find out more about the things that can trigger depression.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/why-depressed.html/d1e33cf3-a49d-4f8e-863b-f9423ee608d5
Why Exercise Is WiseGetting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/exercise-wise.html/1533a4c6-6d86-4e3d-9163-7797e214e101
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