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How to Stay Positive When You Are Depressed

How to Stay Positive When You Are Depressed

If you can stay positive when depressed, you'll cope with the depression in a more healthy way. It may seem impossible to stay positive when you're depressed, but you can do it. Visit HealthyPlace to find tips on staying positive even when you are depressed.

Wanting to stay positive when you’re depressed sounds contradictory. It might even sound impossible, but it’s not. I fed into my depression for a long time before I realized I could start changing my mindset. In this article, I will share with you some tips I learned along the way to help you stay positive even when you are depressed.

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The Power of Unplugging from Social Media

The Power of Unplugging from Social Media

Unplugging from social media benefits your mental health by reducing anxiety and depression and raising self-esteem. Discover why unplugging from social media is a really great idea at HealthyPlace.

Have you ever considered unplugging from social media? With how much social media has blown up, we have never been more connected. While being so connected to the online world, is it possible we forget to connect with our real world? It is so easy to be sucked in and begin to scroll endlessly. Believe it or not, the darker side of social media can actually make us more anxious, depressed and cause low self-esteem; that’s where unplugging from social media comes in.

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Online Dating Benefits for Those with Anxiety and Depression

Online Dating Benefits for Those with Anxiety and Depression

Online dating benefits people with anxiety and depression even if you fear rejection and disappointment. Learn how online dating benefits your mental health at HealthyPlace. Hint: Online dating benefits aren't all about the relationship with others.

Do online dating benefits apply to people who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Many people say they don’t. Because of my anxiety and fear of rejection, I avoided online dating for a long time. However, after I tried it, I found that online dating actually benefits me because it’s helping me learn how and when to form comfortable relationships. Read this article to learn about the four online dating benefits I discovered.

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The Suicide Prevention Lifeline Helps Anyone with Depression

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline Helps Anyone with Depression

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline helps people with depression with or without suicidal thoughts. It's like a free counseling session. Call anytime.You have probably heard of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. What you might not know is that it is intended for anyone going through depression, even those who do not experience suicidal thoughts. The resource connects callers to local crisis centers where counselors are there to listen and provide support. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen can save a life and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can do that.

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What Does It Mean for Depression to Get Better?

What Does It Mean for Depression to Get Better?

How do you know that your depression is getting better? The signs that my depression was getting better are clear now. Do you recognize them in your recovery?

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that depression gets better, but recovering from mental illness is also a work in progress. I’m constantly getting better and then moving backward. It may be a cliche, but there is truth to the idea that mental illness recovery is a journey rather than a race. But in that journey, depression can get better.

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What to Do About Depression and Emotional Detachment

What to Do About Depression and Emotional Detachment

Emotional detachment in depression can hurt your recovery and relationships. Understanding emotional detachment and depression can help change this. Learn how.One of the scariest symptoms I’ve experienced has been emotional detachment in depression. I’ve witnessed it in other people since I was young, and at times I start feeling detached from situations where I think I might get hurt. Understanding the symptom of emotional detachment in depression helps me work through it.

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Survival Skills for Family Drama and Mental Illness

Survival Skills for Family Drama and Mental Illness

Family drama can impact mental illnesses like depression, changing relationships for the worse. You need family drama survival skills. Find them right here.I find survival skills for family drama and mental illness are critical. Some families are simple while others can feel messy. My family is the latter. Fighting among family feels like the norm (Toxic Relationships: Dealing With People Who Have Issues). Dealing with family drama and mental illness at the same time can feel like too much to handle at once. I’ve had to try out some survival skills to deal with family drama when I feel it affecting my mental illnesses of depression and anxiety.

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Depression Myths I’ve Learned to Ignore

Depression Myths I’ve Learned to Ignore

Depression myths can hurt, especially when they interfere with depression identification and treatment. Learning how to ignore these harmful myths can help.Depression has been a part of my life since I was 12, and sometimes I think I’ve heard every depression myth in the book. Unfortunately, a lot of depression myths are prevalent because they are perpetuated in media and sometimes even affect our loved ones. Learning to tune out myths about depression helped me understand myself more.

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The Struggles of Dating with Depression

The Struggles of Dating with Depression

Dating is hard, but dating with depression comes with its own struggles. Read this to learn about some of the issues mental illness poses in relationships.

It’s hard to find love, and dating with depression feels impossible sometimes. Dating with depression comes with unique struggles in addition to the usual ones. I’ve struggled with identifying bad relationships, asking the right questions, and so much more (Depression Makes Social Interaction Stressful). Thankfully, recent realizations have provided relief, so I’m hopeful that dating with depression will improve.

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What You Think Is Laziness Could Actually Be Depression

What You Think Is Laziness Could Actually Be Depression

Laziness and depression can look a lot alike, but they're very different. Do you feel guilty for being lazy? Could it really be depression? Learn more here.Laziness and depression can look almost alike, but they’re very different states of being. For example, every once in awhile, you will have a lazy day. After you come home from work, you might neglect doing laundry and crawl into bed instead. Maybe you’ll turn on Netflix, have a snack, and fall asleep. It feels nice, right? We all need the rest. But what does it mean when one or two lazy days turns into a few lazy weeks? Is it laziness or depression?

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