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How can I stop feeling depressed?

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Last Updated: 12/04/2018 at 2:26am
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Top Rated Answers
September 8th, 2015 4:58am
To determine if what you are feeling is a down period versus depression, seek support from your GP, health professional or contact an organization such as Beyond Blue. With help and support you can decide the next steps e.g treatment (therapy, medication etc) there are some things you can do to help, exercise, eat well, spend time with supportive friends and family.
September 22nd, 2015 7:38pm
The best medicine for depression is to become active. To force ourselves to do different things. Go for a walk, a change of scenery etc.
January 24th, 2015 12:29am
relax and think about whats got you depressed then find someone to talk it through with we have many wonderful listeners here at 7cups that will be more then happy to help you
April 1st, 2015 2:16pm
Go watching some funny videos, read funny stories or talk with friends, listen to music, do whatever that enjoy you.
April 4th, 2015 10:04pm
Think about your family and friends.Think about beauty of the world and all of unsolved mysteries. Do things you love,don't take any bad stuff haters say about you to you heart. Ignore people who don't love you back. Smile a lot more,you'r smile can get someone get trough day or possibly fall in love with(bet they already have) ;)
April 15th, 2015 3:17am
Do things you enjoy. Simply try to make time for yourself. Exercise is always a good way to keep the mind cleared of negative thoughts. The busier your mind is, the less negative thoughts will enter your mind. Alternatively, see a specialist who can help in greater detail.
April 15th, 2015 11:03pm
you can stop feeling depressed, by talking any pressing issues out with family and friends, and realising that real problems exist and at times these things are unforeseeable and out of our hands. then think of something positive, then attempt to focus only on the positives.
May 21st, 2015 4:35am
- Establish a disciplined sleep pattern. - Reduce TV, Computer and Mobile Phone time specially cut it out 1 hour before bed time. - Meditation 15 mins in morning and 15 mins before going to bed. - Yoga at least 3 days a week - Aerobic Exercise at least 4 days a week. - Eat proper supplements which has B12, Vitamin D and Magnesium. - Include Omega-3 in your supplements - Think positive and stay positive.
May 28th, 2015 5:23pm
This is a big question - everyone has different coping mechanisms. A close group of friends and family as your support system will always help. Talk to professionals - that include counsellors, psychiatrists, therapists, and try to keep an open mind towards medication, though do look up on their side-effects or withdrawal symptoms. It also helps if the professional is referred to you by someone who has a similar problem and who can vouch for them, so you know they can be trusted - usually it takes a few tries to get the right one. And find something happy to do every day, even if it's small. This list helps!
November 3rd, 2015 3:27pm
according to me the best way is to listen to motivational music :) it really boosts up the mood and atmosphere
November 10th, 2015 8:15pm
yes, if you start smiling more often. Even if it looks foolish. After a couple of months the smile will become genuine, the "depression" will go
December 8th, 2015 5:28am
It's very hard to stop feeling depressed, to finish it you must first take action, not your boyfriend, girlfriend parents or family it all depends on you. Go talk to a therapist and do small steps because trying is succeeding.
March 28th, 2016 8:25pm
Some find it very hard to come out of depression when I have hit bottom I feel there's no way back up but I did I got up brushed my self down and lifted my head up started doing something new in my life made me so much better :)
March 29th, 2016 8:16pm
Start talking to someone and explain what you're feeling. Talking is the first step to overcoming depression.
January 23rd, 2017 7:56pm
Although finding long-term solutions to depression can prove difficult, there are a number of ways to reduce depression and stimulate the mind. This can be achieved through exercise, partaking in activities you enjoy or simply listening to happy music.
August 14th, 2017 2:41am
There is no one way for you to stop feeling depressed. Depression is a complex illness, and the things that may work for one person, may not necessarily work for you! I often hear people who explain their frustrations when they explain that their friend was able to cope with their depression by working out, but when they tried it, it didnt help as much. Everybody is unique and so is their depression. Yes, people may experience the same symptoms, but the solutions are often unique too. Things you can try are: working out, going out with friends, spending time with family, reading a good book, baking, etc etc. However, these are small distractions that may make the depression subside a bit, but the best way to "stop", would be to consider seeking professional help. :)
November 14th, 2017 2:22pm
There is no one cure for depression, as awful as that is. There are, however, coping mechanisms that can help get you through it. Talking to a medical professional is the best way to help you out.
December 4th, 2018 2:26am
Depression is a serious thing maybe try talking about it more or start counseling what ever you believe is best for you. No one can really say how to just stop it depression is something that happens and figuring a way to stop it is important so you just being on here trying to figure out how to stop feeling depressed is a big start wanting to find help is important and if you need to talk privately I am here so are many others. I hope this helped out with your question.