I write about mental health because I struggle daily with Schizophrenia and I know what it means to have a source to help me when I'm lost.
Depression is a mental illness that affects people's mood, thoughts, feelings, behavior, self-image, and sense of well-being. People who suffer from depression may feel sad, hopeless, guilty, worthless, anxious, angry, irritable, restless, agitated, empty, guilty, tired, unmotivated, lonely, isolated, confused, and even suicidal.
If you're reading this and you're feeling hopeless, then this article is for you. You may feel like nothing good is ever going to happen to you and that you'll never be happy. This may be because you've allowed your feelings of unworthiness to control your life. You may have settled for a less-than-perfect relationship, a bad job, or an apartment that you feel like is falling apart. These are all things that you think are keeping you down, but they're not. You're creating this in your mind. If you want happiness, then you have to change something. It may help to keep in mind that there are millions of people who feel exactly the same way you do, and that you're not alone. If you keep your own counsel and allow no one in, then you may never find your way to true contentment.
Depression is a common and complex issue that many people struggle with. If you're experiencing feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and disinterest in your daily activities, then you may be suffering from depression. If this sounds like you, then it's a good idea to learn more about depression and where to get help. You're not alone, and there are many resources available to you. In the end, you'll be happier and more content than you've ever been in your life, and you'll owe it all to yourself for being brave enough to look within.
Whenever I get depressed I always find it hard to get a grasp of my life simply because I am usually stuck in my head and during those times I get suicidal and I can't seem to find the motivation to hang on. I have been swinging in and out of depression for days and I have completely withdrawn socially, I've stopped talking to my friends and no longer picking up phone calls. I don't know why I feel so detached from my life but it's been really hard for me to connect, Anytime I find myself talking to someone, I noticed that I zone out more now than ever. Since I am stuck indoors and not talking to anyone I thought that I should share how I deal with social withdraw and avoid suicidal thoughts.
Exercise is a great way to relieve depression and social withdrawal. If you don't have any exercise equipment at home, you could always go to the gym or take a walk around the neighborhood. You should try to do some sort of physical activity three times a week. Try to keep your workouts short and intense. You may want to start out slow and build up intensity over time.
Meditation helps to calm your mind and relax your body. There are many different types of meditation, including mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, and mantra meditation. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on your breathing while trying to clear your mind of thoughts. Guided imagery is similar to visualization except that you imagine yourself doing something instead of actually doing it. Mantra meditation involves repeating a word or phrase over and over again.
Exercise is a great way to relieve depression and social withdrawal. When we exercise, our bodies release endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Endorphins also help us feel happy and relaxed. If you’re feeling down, try going for a walk or doing some yoga. You don’t have to go to the gym; just get outside and move around!
Meditation helps to clear your mind and relax your body. Try taking five minutes out of your day to sit quietly and focus on your breathing. You may find that focusing on your breath calms you down and makes you less anxious.
3. Talk to someone
Talking about how you’re feeling can really help. Talking to friends and family members who care about you can make you feel much better. If you’d rather talk to a professional, call your doctor or therapist.
4. Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep can improve your mood and reduce anxiety. Make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep each night. If you need help falling asleep, try using melatonin supplements.
5. Eat right
Eating well-balanced meals can boost your mood. Eating foods high in protein and fiber (like beans, nuts, whole grains) can give you energy and keep you full longer. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon, tuna, walnuts, flaxseed oil) can help lower inflammation levels in your brain.
6. Take vitamins
Vitamins play an important role in keeping your body healthy. Vitamin B12, vitamin D, and folic acid are especially helpful for reducing symptoms of depression. Taking a daily multivitamin can help ensure you’re getting these vitamins.
7. Avoid alcohol
Alcohol can cause feelings of sadness and anxiety. If you’ve been drinking heavily over the past few days, cut back on your intake until you feel better.
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Living schizophrenia and OCD. Sharing my experience with mental health to educate more people about how mental illness affects people.
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