Someone help me please with depression. What do I do?

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Last Updated: 02/13/2018 at 10:23pm
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Marumarinuki1
September 27th, 2015 4:23pm
Depression is hard. You feel sad, lonely, abandonated... And you don't really have a reason. It's just depression. There is not such an amazing solution for this thing, but what I usually do is relax and distract myself as more as I can. Go out with friends, read, watch series, movies... If good things are occupying your mind, depression doesn't have a place in. Visit a doctor if you haven't, they are specialists and can search for the exact solution for you. And the most important thing: Don't give up. You're stronger than depression. You can handle this!
Anonymous
August 28th, 2015 4:41am
There's a quote that reads: "Do more of what makes you happy". Make a list of simple activities that make you happy. These could be things like badminton or painting or listening to music. And simply do more of it. I also recommend getting as much Vitamin D as possible and getting out of the house whenever you can. Getting some fresh air and maybe even doing a little bit of exercise can be really beneficial to not only your physical health but your mental health. I remember when I went through a pit of severe depression where I couldn't even bring myself to get out of bed. I would stay in my bedroom all day and would only come out to eat and to go to the toilet. The lack of sunlight and fresh air really took its toll on me and I became very isolated and lonely. I also became quite unhygienic as it became too much effort to get out of bed to have a shower. But the thing that helped me the most during that time was forcing myself to get outside. Luckily, I live right opposite a park. I took a stroll in the park everyday for just a week and instantly started feeling better. I hope you feel better soon!
Daydreamer7
September 26th, 2015 9:24am
Check out the Support Guides from the Self Help tab and see if that helps. Else, listeners are always just a click away...
ReelListener1
September 12th, 2015 8:41pm
Here's what I did to get out of depression: 1. Wake up during the day 2. Sleep during the night 3. Realize that you have not been forgotten and that you are apart of this life. Life is on your side. 4. Believe that what is coming will be better for you 5. Realizing by doing the above, you will get what is best for you that will also fulfill your desires in a righteous way. 6. Realize that you have been alone before 7. You have been lost before 8. You have been helpless before... all of that and yet you're still here breathing. Life is truly on your side. 9. So knowing this, don't deny other people asking for help. Help them. 10. Don't deny others who are alone. Help them. By helping others, you will yank yourself off the ground. 11. And most importantly, be thankful for what you do have. Your health, your eyesight, your food, your home, etc. Being thankful not only will in result give you more, but it will also keep you happy forever for any situation you are in.
ifyouknowtocountcountwithme
February 13th, 2018 10:23pm
For starts I am glad you found us. It's already a step to look for help. Well done! Remember to do the basics... I mean take a shower, eat, sleep well... And you can found a listener here so you can tell what is going on if something happened or just how are you feeling. And well... Venting out or express yourself.
Anonymous
September 24th, 2015 5:22pm
first thing you can do is learn to work on your self-worth and feelings of forgiveness toward yourself... that seems to be the ground work for everything about getting better. :)
PoliteOcean
August 21st, 2015 10:13pm
You can always talk with your healthcare provider about what you are experiencing. They can help you to devise a plan that can work for you which may include things such as therapist, counseling services or medications if needed. If you are underage, you can always talk with your parents or a trusted adult (whether it be a family member, teacher, school counselor, or whatever adult you trust to talk to) to help get you on the right track.
Ali
August 22nd, 2015 6:16am
If you're suffering from depression, the best thing to do is talk to someone about. Tell a friend, tell your family, find a therapist, but don't hide it. You can get through it, just get the support and help you need. It will be okay.
SalParadise
October 30th, 2015 8:32pm
first thing, i would say its aknowledging that depression is not a mood or a state of mind, but a medical condition that can turn out to be pretty serious without the correct treatment. because this is the case, it wont either go away without hard work and care, a person can be happy or sad throughout a day but you cant just 'cheer up' out of your depression. my best advice would be, seek for professional help, and if you dont know where to start, go to someone of your trust so they can help you find the best option for your treatment, is not wrong nor shameful to be depressed, so dont be afraid
PRUNE4BEE
August 20th, 2015 6:44am
First and foremost is to acknowledge these feelings and to be absolutely certian it IS depression. Secondly, after a consolation session advise for proffessional assistance. Because medication may have to be involved, continuous assessments etc.
Anonymous
November 11th, 2015 4:31am
From personal experience I have found it helpful to learn myself, and what is causing to be depressed. I believe it's important to know that it happens to a lot of people, but doesn't define who you are. You are able to make it through your this stage. Reach out for help. Volunteer.
Gilbird
November 26th, 2015 2:34pm
First, you must tell yourself that you will survive through this. Repeat it to yourself constantly. Please, do not forget to do so. Then- What makes you smile? What makes you feel something? Whatever it is, pursue and do it. Remember that you deserve to be happy, to be smiling. And lastly, take care of your health and your other responsibilities. Once you start to emerge from the depression, you will want to step into a good situation. And so- finish that math homework, put all your effort into writing that paper, go on that run. If the words of a stranger mean anything- It'll be alright, I promise.
Icetealoverr
January 21st, 2016 4:11am
I think to help cope with depression is to seek out the help of others, it may be hard in the beginning but trust me, you will never regret it. It is the first step to finally accepting you need help and that is a huge step in helping yourself and the people around you :)
Larzy
August 19th, 2015 6:18am
You can get cured if you want... You can talk to people about your problems; That often helps.
Anonymous
August 19th, 2015 3:58pm
Depression sucks. But sometimes you can be lifted out of it by just thinking about things you like and watching funny videos. Plus you can talk to someone you trust one on one and I am sure they would help you.
Anonymous
August 20th, 2015 3:35am
Find positive, productive coping mechanism, accept your condition, express your emotions and seek help. Regularly talk to someone and do not allow yourself to get isolated or hesitate to address your problems.
GuyCable
August 20th, 2015 7:47pm
Are you depressed? If so, would you like to talk about how you're feeling? I've dealt with my own depression in the past, and sometimes just sharing your situation can help improve your mood. If you're interested, I'm here for you.
cherishedJet13
August 21st, 2015 5:20am
If you have depression or if you think you do, go and see a doctor or a therapist otherwise your depression will get worse and worse till you are unable to function
Anonymous
August 21st, 2015 1:14pm
Getting outside should be your first step to overcoming your depression, dont stay inside and be sad all along, go for a walk, get some fresh air and feel the sun on your skin.
Anonymous
August 22nd, 2015 12:12am
You might want to see a doctor or counselor - they can diagnose mental illness, such as depression.
rhea752
August 22nd, 2015 3:51pm
I want to congratulate you firstly for taking this brave step towards recovery!! I believe what may be a good idea is looking through this guide http://www.7cups.com/depression-help-online/ Chat 1-1 with a listener http://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ and attend some depression support sessions which are posted on the community calendar http://www.7cups.com/listener/schedule/#community I wish you luck on your journey!!!
DuckingDutch
August 23rd, 2015 12:26pm
Firstly, try not to be scared. It's a thing and it happens almost to anybody. You might not be able to get out of bed, you might not be able to complete your tasks too. But it's OK. Stressing out is not the best side-dish with depression. Be open about your problem, so people around you can understand and help. When I was severely depressed, a new friends circle and a whole new environment with different things to do and places to go worked out great for me. Stay focused on the positive of everything. Hooray for the glass half full!
KiForEverybody
August 26th, 2015 10:01am
Depression is a well overrated word... would you like to define it? would you like to write down your own definition? Would you like to see if the solution is on the words you just wrote?
Anonymous
August 26th, 2015 11:54pm
The first place to start is to ask for help, that's is the hardest part over and done with, the next one is to accept your problems and understand that they are part of who you are. As part of this it is recommended that you seeks professional advice
sharkfriend
August 27th, 2015 11:00am
You can take the 7 Cups Self-Help Guide on Depression. It offers some very helpful information about depression, the causes of it, and general coping skills.
imaginedragonz
August 28th, 2015 5:16pm
Depression is a tough thing to deal with, but with all honesty one of the highly recommended thing to do is go see a professional.
Anonymous
August 29th, 2015 4:47pm
Tell someone close to you first. Eventually you'll need to go and receive counseling. It gets hard doing it all alone.
Anonymous
August 30th, 2015 2:30pm
Listen carefully & know the reason for being depressed & motivate with Positive thoughts ask them to read motivational books & speak out & never be alone
itsKay
September 2nd, 2015 2:00am
Depression is tricky. It's different for every single person. When I struggled with depression, it was like I felt sad all the time... it was more like the absence of any feeling at all. When you're depressed, you don't want to focus on anything else but how dead inside you are. The best thing you can do, is to decide you want to change. Then you're already halfway towards recovery.
Anonymous
September 3rd, 2015 2:59am
Talk to someone! I have a friend who has been struggling with depression, and it didn't start getting better until she spoke up about it.