Tips on How to Cope with Depression

Depression is a serious mood disorder that causes sadness and loss of interest in things that bring us joy. Depression affects your normal life as you are less productive. Depression may be caused by genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors as well as trauma.
Coping with depression can be a challenge as an individual experiences feelings of despair and sadness. There are a number of ways to deal with depression that may include;

1.Set goals
Schedule your day by setting goals about activities that will engage you throughout the day. Your list should focus on activities that make you happy. These activities should cover most of the time available for you.

2.Get outdoors and be active.
Getting outside triggers your mind and body to be active. Inactivity is a characteristic of depression. Being active is highly encouraged for individuals suffering from depression. Take a thirty minute walk outside as part of your activities that help you remain active.
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Suicide Prevention

Understanding reasons why people commit suicide is the first step in preventing suicide. Many people who have suicidal thoughts usually hide what they are feeling. There are signs you can check up for in order to understand someone suffering from suicidal thoughts. The following are the flags that show that someone wants to commit suicide;

Becoming overly preoccupied with death. The person will always talk about committing suicide and always feel like they are better dead than alive.

Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness with one’s life.

Self-hatred and signs of guilt, shame and always feeling unwanted.

Use of drug abuse and alcohol and engaging in unprotected and dangerous sexual activities.

Withdrawing from the society and always isolating themselves from their friends and family.

Once you understand that someone is struggling with suicidal thought, then you can go ahead and help them prevent it using the following tips;

1.Be a Good Listener.

It is always good to give an ear to someone who exhibits suicidal signs. This will give that person a medium to express what they feel. They will be relieved of the pressure that they face and will feel wanted and this will go a long way in helping them reduce suicidal thoughts and tendencies. Listening to them will also aid you in giving them simple solutions to the problems that they face and they will feel cared for.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

WHAT IS PTSD?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) is a mental health condition evident by a set of particular reactions triggered by an traumatic event that one witnesses or experiences.People experience various traumatic events and may have temporary difficult coping with the fear caused by the situation.However, if this continues for long one can be diagnosed with PTSD where symptoms last for months and years.

CAUSES OF PTSD.
The various traumatic events that may lead to PTSD are;

>Serious road accidents.

>Natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, and severe flooding.

>Violent physical assault.

>Terrorist attacks.

>Being held, hostage.

>Sexual abuse and severe neglect.
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How The Song Artist Logic Made History For Suicide Prevention

The singer Logic launched a new song back in April, that’s inspired thousands and thousands of people to call the suicide prevention line. The song itself is actually called “1-800-273-8255”, which is the number for the suicide prevention line. The song is also sung by the artists Alessia Cara and Khalid. These 3 artists teamed up to send out the message that every life is valuable, and that every life is worth saving.

The official video says it all. The song is about how a young black teen is gay but in the closet and is bullied and kicked out of his home. He finds a boyfriend and stays over at his home briefly, but then is kicked out again when his boyfriend’s father finds the two of them in bed together. The teen is bullied by his sports teammates who deface his locker and is still homeless. His sports coach ends up finding out about his situation and gets the teen’s father to meet up with him, so they can go home together.

However, the teen is still extremely unhappy and conflicted. He ends up pulling out a gun and putting it to his head. At the last second, he decides not to shoot and then runs away to live with his boyfriend, who also left his family. The video flashes forward to 10-15 years in the future, where the two have married and adopted a child together. It shows that the teen’s father and the rest of his family attending the wedding, and how they’ve finally accepted him and love their grandchild.
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Coping With Depression

Depression is considered one of the most widespread and common diseases in the modern world. It affects millions of people all over the country. There are various causes and reasons for depression. It can be caused by trauma or event in the person’s life, or it can be triggered by an underlying physical condition. Depression ranges from mild depression to suicidal feelings.

Regardless of the cause, depression can be debilitating, and sufferers can find their lives grind to a halt. Left untreated or unsuccessful treatments could lead to suicide. The following tips may help you or somebody you know the deal with their depression while seeking treatment options.

Everybody gets depressed at some point in their life. It is usually a temporary alteration in the mood which directly relates to an upsetting situation or event in the person’s life. When the situation is sorted out, the depression ends.

Actual depression is when the condition persists, even when things are resolved and seem to be going well. When this is the case, it indicates a more serious problem, and usually, requires some form of treatment. There are many different treatment options and coping mechanisms for this condition and below we will take a look at just a few.
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