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When does it start to get easier in terms of depression?

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Last Updated: 11/18/2019 at 9:34pm
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November 30th, 2015 7:18am
Once you accept life for what it is and change your outlook. Another way is to change your environment.
February 13th, 2018 12:48am
It's difficult to answer as there is no definitive time limit, one day you could just wake up and feel as though the fog has lifted, instead of looking at the big long term picture focus on day to day/hour to hour tasks. It's about taking baby steps to feeling better. It may not happen overnight but you will get there :)
May 31st, 2015 8:44pm
When you begin to work on yourself for yourself. You have to decide that you don't believe all of the things your mind is telling you, such as that you're unlovable, unwanted, etc. You have to believe that you deserve to get better and that it is in fact attainable. You learn to love yourself and begin to identify early warning signs of when things are going to go downhill so that you can take steps against it. Self-care is a major part of taking care of yourself and makes things better sometimes. To be honest, I don't think it actually gets easier. I think you just get better at handling it all. Everyone can get there if they work towards it.
February 5th, 2018 9:18pm
It may differ from person to person . For me, getting easier - in terms of my depression bouts - means not feeling "away" from everything, not feeling aloof. When I get better, I begin to notice the tiny things around me that have a special kind of beauty - flowers, raindrops. ...
March 10th, 2015 1:27am
For me, it starts to get easier when it feels like the burden of whatever's depressing me is being lifted. It's the feeling of enjoying life and others.
March 21st, 2015 8:17pm
When you talk to someone. Telling someone about my depression is honestly the best thing I have ever done. Even though they're not a professional, they encourage me to start doing things again and to make new friends.
April 1st, 2015 3:30pm
It gets easier when we decide to change it. Sometimes when depressed, we may think we'll be like this forever and give up. That's not the solution! It's hard but in situations like this, the best is look for professional help and be honest with family. When they understand your issue, it gets better, you feel less juged and more helped. I think that's when things get "easier", when we try to get better.
April 12th, 2015 10:35am
Try not to but a time scale on it. Taking one day at a time, I found keeping a diary of my feelings a way to keep track of progress.
April 17th, 2015 11:06pm
We all hit rough patches at some points in our life. However, the healing factor for a person to feel emotionally better and more at ease is time. It takes time for your feelings to reconcile and for the person to revive to himself/herself. If anything, therapy always helps!
May 23rd, 2015 9:11pm
It's going to be different for everyone. Sometimes it takes the right medication, other times you need to start to open up to someone, get some therapy before it all starts getting easier
June 3rd, 2015 7:42am
There is no set time; but it does. Depression ranges from person to person. However, it only gets better when you reach out for help. Recovery to a happier life is very bumpy and there are lots of complications; but in the end it is worth it.
June 18th, 2015 12:19am
it varies from person to person. but for me it is happening right now, after i accepted it, and made of it a lesson. an important step towards recovery is reaching out for help.
June 23rd, 2015 2:22am
I believe it gets easier in terms of depression when you find hope and happiness in the darkest of times. When you're determined to get better and everything seems a lot easier and simpler.
November 17th, 2015 10:27am
It'll be easier when you accept it and seek support to fight it, but never accepted and just give up living with it. Support helps with depression, hopefully you'll be better soon. :)
November 17th, 2015 10:39pm
Depression is different for each person and it doesn't depend on whether a person has a 'bigger' or 'smaller' problem. Everything about depression takes time.
December 15th, 2015 1:56pm
For me, it's been an up and down ride of depression. I can't say it gets easier. But what helps is seeking help and opening up to others.
February 8th, 2016 12:20am
I think it starts to get easier once you get help. Realize why you feel the way you do and work towards finding something that makes you happy and people who you love surrounding you. Go see a therapist that you connect with and keep your doctor involved in your treatment. It won't be easy but it is possible.
October 4th, 2016 7:15pm
From as far as I can tell, depression never really goes away. As far as when does it get easier, it would seem most logical that it varies person to person. I'm not sure how accurate this is but I find that when you change your attitude and I guess wake up from this nightmare, you start to get better.
March 28th, 2017 10:03am
Yes depression is hard to get over with but it starts getting easier when you surround yourself with positive people. Read positive quotes, Try to think about the good things in life. Admiring nature also helps. Once you start tuning to mind to thinking that you are happy then it becomes much easier
June 4th, 2018 6:46pm
Medications, or just talking to people, can help. It won't go away forever, sadly, but these things can control it.
June 3rd, 2019 8:20am
it starts getting easy when you accept it and decide that you want to work on not having it anymore. you slowly start finding ways to get better. So basically all you need to do is believe in yourself and focus on things that make you happy and things that actually matter to you. Try finding out the reason that caused your depression in the first place by asking questions like "when did i actually start feeling like this", etc. Once you fully understand the details remove the negativity and that is when it starts getting easier to deal with.
November 18th, 2019 9:34pm
To get easier is to have hope, to have motivation and to have a drive to improve yourself mentally, physically and socially. Life will always be hard, and depression doesn’t make it any easier, but to ‘get easier’ is to have the perseverance to continue with life no matter how hard it’s getting. It’s to acknowledge when you’re not feeling the best but to also acknowledge that you are capable of feeling better. Trust me, ‘getting easier’ is this sense of pride in the fact that you’re still holding on, and that you don’t want to let go. It’s the sense of accomplishment, and the feeling that there is more to be accomplished. It’s the first step to overcoming depression. Hope this helped answer your question.