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Television Shows that Help Me Cope with Depression

Television Shows that Help Me Cope with Depression

Television shows can help cope with depression. During my hardest times, TV characters have shown me ways to cope with depression. Here are my top three.

I’ve found three television shows that help me cope with depression. Television can create a way to escape depression, and oddly enough, I find myself looking for characters going through circumstances similar to mine. (Binge-Watching Television While Coping with Depression may not be such a good idea, though)

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A Benefit of Going to Therapy Is Defeating Indecision

A Benefit of Going to Therapy Is Defeating Indecision

Knowing there are benefits of going to therapy doesn’t make the decision to go much easier. The decision to go to therapy can be a deeply personal one based on a number of key factors. For me, the decision was not at all easy. In fact, it took me years of knowing I probably needed to go to therapy before I actually went. In the process of realizing that I needed some talk therapy, I also realized a benefit of going to therapy was defeating indecision.

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The Importance of a Daily Routine to My Mental Health

The Importance of a Daily Routine to My Mental Health

A daily routine for my mental health is one of the hardest things to maintain while working from home, going to school, and traveling and also coping with the stressors of life. Establishing a daily routine is also the best way for me to cope with many of the hardest aspects of life. When I stick to these daily routines for my mental health, I find it so much easier to get through the day in spite of any trials I may currently be facing.

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Jealousy During Grief Is a Normal Reaction

Jealousy During Grief Is a Normal Reaction

Believe it or not, jealousy during grief is a normal reaction. Many of us have grieved over the loss of a close friend or relative. After such a loss, we do not always know what to think. It is normal to be in denial for awhile and then just out of the blue feel extremely bitter. In fact, we can feel so lonely that we might even feel jealous of everyone who still has their best friend or relative. After losing my father, jealousy, a normal reaction, has been a big part of my grieving process

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How I Recognize Catastrophic Thoughts

How I Recognize Catastrophic Thoughts

Catastrophic thoughts, and recognizing catastrophic thoughts, has always been a significant part of the anxiety I experience (Dealing with Catastrophic Thinking and Anxiety). Initially, I thought that imagining all these terrible things happening would allow me to plan for them and control them as a result. Learning to recognize and deal with catastrophic thoughts has helped me get through difficult times when my anxiety comes on strong.

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What to Do If Anxiety Affects Your Safety at Work

What to Do If Anxiety Affects Your Safety at Work

Anxiety can affect our safety at work. Usually, when we think of anxiety, we don’t think about how it affects our safety. Sure, we know about many of the physical symptoms of anxiety (dizziness, racing heart, tight chest, etc.). But what about our reactions to these symptoms? How do they affect how we treat others and ourselves? What are the consequences? How does anxiety affect our safety at work and what can we do about it?

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Why Should We Talk about Depression?

Why Should We Talk about Depression?

When I first realized I had it, talking about depression did not seem like an option. It seemed like a dirty secret I needed to brush aside. I had been told not to cry so many times that I felt ashamed each time I did. Sometimes I still do (Depression Symptoms – Easy to Tear). Fortunately, I am learning to be open and talk about depression, which helps me get through tough times.

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Depression and Anxiety Caused Me to Drop Out of College

Depression and Anxiety Caused Me to Drop Out of College

Some with depression and anxiety drop out of college (How Can Colleges Help Students with Mental Illness?). I graduated from high school at 17 and was ready to tear through my freshman year of college. Instead, I dropped out of college with depression and anxiety. What followed were eight years of insecurity and an intense dread for the future.

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How I Travel and Vacation with Depression

How I Travel and Vacation with Depression

I travel with depression at least three times a year, and most of the time I find myself on solo trips. Whether I am traveling for work or vacation, it seems like my depression never takes a respite. Instead of seeing this as a weakness that prevents me from traveling internationally, I try to work around it with a few techniques I’ve learned over the years. I have learned to travel and vacation with depression.

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What Is Holiday Depression?

What Is Holiday Depression?

Even if you consider yourself a happy person you may be susceptible to holiday depression. Do you find yourself obsessing over pictures on social media of people surrounded by smiling family members, wishing you had another life? Do the holidays make you feel isolated from the rest of the world? You are not alone (Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Symptoms – Who’s At Risk). Read on to learn about holiday depression.

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