We all know that exercise can help combat depression, but did you know that finding the right exercise for depression is also important? The type of exercise you choose for depression has an effect on how beneficial it may be for your mental health, so it’s important to carefully choose the right exercise for depression. Keep reading »

Preparing for the winter when you have depression is an important thing to do, since so many of us suffer from the winter blues. We’re in the fall right now, so this is a good time to start planning ahead for the cold days and long dark nights. It’s time to prepare for winter depression. Keep reading »

Traveling with depression can be helpful and even healing, but it can also be stressful. Travel stress, or spending a lot of time in close proximity with other people and being out of normal routines, can sometimes provoke a worsening of depression symptoms. Here are some tips on travelling with depression. Keep reading »

There are several reasons why spending time with animals could help with depression. Animal lovers and pet owners often say that their animal companions improve their mental health, but spending time with animals could have benefits beyond contact with the animals. Animals may help with depression, and it’s a great idea to find out how it works.  Keep reading »

The language we use when discussing depression and mental health matters because language can stigmatize people with mental illness. Words have the power to make someone feel included or excluded. Choice of language in a conversation about depression and mental health can impact how accepted (or unaccepted) a person living with depression feels.
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Depression affects decision around parenthood. Decisions about if and/or when to become a parent are already tricky. Lots of us think about issues like financial security, career, age and whether or not we feel ready for parenthood, because parenting is hard. For those of us with mental health challenges, including depression, decisions about parenthood can be fraught with complexity . Keep reading »

Dealing with depression is difficult enough when everything in your life is going swimmingly but what about coping with depression and adversity? How do we cope with adversity and depression at the same time? Keep reading »

One key to living happily with depression is learning how to prevent an episode from happening and having a plan can help prevent depression. This is easier said than done, but having a plan that can help you recognize the symptoms of depression and encourage you to use your coping skills can go a long way towards prevention. Keep reading »

It’s not always easy to take the first steps towards seeking help for depression, or, indeed, any other mental health problem. But it’s important not to cope with depression alone. Having the right medical and/or therapeutic help in place will help your chances of recovery. You need to understand the importance of seeking help for depression. Keep reading »

I use running to fight depression. When getting out of bed feels like a physical challenge, lacing up your running shoes and going for a jog is probably the last thing you want to do. I felt that way until I discovered just how powerful running can be to fight the symptoms of depression. 

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