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What Not to Say to Someone With Depression

What Not to Say to Someone With Depression

Do people often say hurtful or insensitive things to you about your depression? Share this article with them in order to help them learn what not to say.

Common Things People Say That Can Worsen Depression

Many times people make comments that are hurtful or seem insensitive to those of us with depression. Whether intentional or not, it still stings and can even lead us to a major depressive episode. There are still many misconceptions about depression, and one of the reasons I write is so that I can help people learn about and better understand depression and what it really is. One way to do this is by offering suggestions of helpful things to say to someone with depression, which I wrote about in my previous post. Another is to let people know what things they should not say to people who have depression.

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How to Celebrate Achievements When You’re Depressed

How to Celebrate Achievements When You’re Depressed

We should celebrate achievements when we're depressed, but depression makes that hard. Find out how to recognize and celebrate achievement during depression.

We should celebrate achievements when we’re depressed because it’s a wonderful way to bring positivity into our lives. When we are depressed, just getting through a day without falling part can be difficult. Many times, getting out of bed and showering requires great effort. Then, add in all of the other items on our to-do lists, and achieving anything feels nearly impossible. At times like these, it’s important to be gentle with ourselves and celebrate our achievements. I’ve thought about why this is important and how we can celebrate achievements when we’re depressed.

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Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love on Difficult Depression Days

Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love on Difficult Depression Days

When we practice self-love, we shorten the struggle with depression. Read this for simple ways to practice self-love on even the most difficult depression days.

Depression makes it difficult to practice self-love, particularly on the darkest of days. When a seemingly simple activity such as getting out of bed is overwhelming, it is hard to think about practicing self-love; however, by doing small things to show ourselves love, nourishing our minds and bodies can be done.

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Dealing with Feelings of Guilt and Shame When You’re Depressed

Dealing with Feelings of Guilt and Shame When You’re Depressed

Feelings of guilt and shame can overwhelm you when you’re depressed and further harm your mental health. Here are three tips to reduce these feelings.

Feelings of guilt and shame can be intense when we are depressed. Our perception of the past becomes skewed and these guilty and shameful feelings can become such a burden that we feel overwhelmed, unable to see realistically. I’ve spent some time contemplating why we, who battle depression, often feel overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame and what we can do about it.

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What to Say to Someone with Depression

What to Say to Someone with Depression

Wondering what to say to someone with depression? Here are a few things someone with depression would like to hear. Take a look.

Sometimes people don’t know what to say to someone with depression. Those of us with depression typically have family and friends who want to encourage us; however, all too often we find that even well-meaning people end up saying the very things we don’t need to hear. When this happens, it can leave both the person who spoke the words and the person to whom they were spoken feeling quite discouraged and possibly angry or upset. While I’d like it if all people could somehow know what to say to someone with depression, that’s not realistic. Instead, we need to give them suggestions and guidelines. I’ve come up with some things that I would like to hear as someone with depression.

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Why Does Social Media Make You Depressed?

Why Does Social Media Make You Depressed?

Does social media make you feel depressed? You aren't alone! Learn reasons why social media can make you feel depressed and what you can do about it here.

How does social media make you depressed when spending time on social media can be a fun way to pass time? Social media can be an efficient way to stay in contact with friends and see what’s going on in their lives. It can be enjoyable to share what’s going on in our own lives. But when we’re depressed, it can be easier to just stay in and spend time on our social media sites rather than rather than spend time offline, e.g. going jogging outside or meeting up with friends in person. Yet when we’re already feeling depressed, social media can cause us to feel even more depressed. I’ve discovered a few reasons for why social media makes you depressed and what you can do about it.

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Fight January Depression with Creativity

Fight January Depression with Creativity

January depression may be part of the winter blues, but depression in January doesn't have to keep you down. Get back up using your creativity. Learn more here.

January depression can be difficult (as depression can be during other winter months), but creativity can help you fight depression and hopefully find some ways to enjoy winter with depression. After the holidays, it can be hard for some of us to get back into the mundane day-to-day routine, and depression may only exacerbate that feeling. Finding creative ways to counteract January depression is essential if we’re going to find pleasure in our daily lives, especially during the bleakness of winter.

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Why Weekend Depression Strikes and What to Do About It

Why Weekend Depression Strikes and What to Do About It

Weekend depression interrupts our down-time and makes us feel more depressed than during the week. Learn why weekend depression happens and what to do about it.

Weekend depression turns out to be real. I noticed a few years back that while the rest of the world seems to live for the weekends, when I was depressed, the weekends would often make me feel even more depressed. I’ve discovered some reasons for weekend depression and what we can do to feel better.

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What I’ve Learned in Life Since My Suicide Attempt

What I’ve Learned in Life Since My Suicide Attempt

What I've learned in life over the past year since my suicide attempt helps me face major depressive disorder daily. They'll help you deal with depression, too.

What I’ve learned in life since my suicide attempt almost a year ago, has helped me make a great deal of progress in my depression journey. While major depressive disorder is still a daily battle I face, I now have new weapons in my arsenal which I can use in the war. I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about life this year, and how this knowledge has made me stronger.

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Have Depression? 4 Ideas to Start off 2018

Have Depression? 4 Ideas to Start off 2018

You can have depression and still face the new year with confidence. Lessen your depression symptoms by starting off 2018 with these four ideas. Take a look.

I have depression, but I’m inspired because it’s nearly 2018. There’s an excitement that comes with new beginnings. And while my depression won’t just disappear because it’s a new year, there are things I can actively do to help lessen my depressive symptoms. I’ve thoughts about how I want to enter into 2018 that I would like to share with you. I don’t have to give up the excitement of the new year because I have depression, and neither do you.

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