Where to Turn When Depression Strikes
The most important thing to do is to get a diagnosis until this happens things generally will not get any better, and in many cases only get worse. Get yourself to the GP, and between the two of you, a treatment plan can be arranged. As with diabetes, a pro-active approach to tackling your depression can really make all the difference.
There are a few things you can do to help yourself too.
- Get yourself active – It is a proven fact that exercise releases endorphins and helps with our mental state.
- Always take your meds, this is crucial with most medications in all honesty, even if you are feeling better carry on with the prescribed course. As with everything in life, there are apps for this nowadays! MyTherapyApp
- Eat healthily, sounds like it wouldn’t really make much difference but good nutrition gives the body and the mind the fuel it needs to work well.
- Get plenty of good quality sleep. The hours spent asleep are crucial for good mental health, I like to think of sleeping as the time we allow the brain to switch off and recharge.