Mental health issues
These are more common than the attention to getting help is given @kylives A secondary result from a multi year recovery that I had from a parasite on my brain was a long running and at times a debilitating struggle with depression. A young friend of ours has a youtube channel dedicated to bring awareness to suffers of Mental health issues and the roads to recovery. He and His lovely Lady Abby spent a weekend with us sharing our stories and with Sonya and I introducing them into simple wholesome tasty vegan fare. As well as a kite flying episode,and a parkrun we got to visit a waterfall and video an interview with me on the subject matter of clean eating, Mindfulness and being okay with what is.
5 Ways to Manage Mental health issues / Depression
Depression is a state of mind that everyone goes through at least once in a lifetime.
Failures in life, the death of loved ones, serious illnesses or other personal problems cause depression in millions of people.
common depressions can be managed by doing some simple things on your own.
Here are 5 most effective ways to manage depression in your life.
Exercising for 15-20 minutes or going for a brisk walk for about half an hour will do wonders in improving your mood making you feel better.
The reason behind this is the release of the hormone serotonin.
Walking also helps in releasing oxytocin, and is known to free the mind of worries and anxieties.
Set small goals
People who are depressed may feel that they cannot accomplish anything in life and are nothing more than failures.
This negative self-image can be mitigated by setting small goals which can be achieved.
With these small accomplishments, the depressing thoughts will slowly fade away.
Setting goals like doing the laundry or cooking a meal are good enough to begin with.
As you start meeting these goals, confidence levels start building and you can find depression taking a back seat gradually.
Switch to a healthy diet
there is ample evidence that eating healthy foods can lift one out of a state of depression.
Foods containing folic acid (avocado and spinach) and omega-3 fatty acids are good anti-depressants and regular consumption of these can help to a great extent in fighting depression.
Combat the negative thoughts
You need to confront the negative thoughts. Running away from them will pull you deep in the dungeons of depression.
You need to think what is causing the depression and what’s the best that you can do to get out of the slump you’re in.
Many times, self-analysis and being the observer can eliminate negative thoughts which in turn will boost your low morale.
If you feel that doing any of the common things is not helping you come out of your depression,
It is okay to speak up phone a help line or seek a psychotherapist for help.
prescribed doses of antidepressant pills can help you come out of the depression.
However, as these medications have certain side side effects one use them as short term treatment