Depression is a challenge that many of us could face. We explore 10 positive steps you can take to help with avoiding and preventing depression & anxiety.
Depression is a common mental disorder that affects some 350 million of us worldwide. More than just feeling ‘a bit low’, it’s characterized by persistent low mood and feelings of anxiety. There’s no single cause of depression, but factors like stress, bereavement, and harmful relationships can play a major role. Considering that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it’s essential to safeguard your own mental health. And the good news is, there are some simple changes you can make to your lifestyle that will go a long way in the battle toward preventing depression.
Sharing your feelings – both positive and negative – plays a key role in protecting your mental health. Especially when it comes to fears or concerns, it’s important not to try to keep everything to yourself, and wherever possible to share these feelings with a trusted friend or family member. You’ll feel a huge weight off your shoulders when you do – the phrase ‘a burden shared is a burden halved’ certainly has truth behind it! And never be afraid to talk to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns at all.
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