Depression Self Help Strategies

Depression self help - Lingy hut Shelter There are many ways that you can help yourself in your quest to manage and overcome your depression.

This does not mean that professionally guided therapies and medication should be rejected – far from it. They are likely to be the foundations of any depression recovery strategy.

Nevertheless, you should also consider the numerous lifestyle changes that can be made which can also control mood and help you manage your depressive illness.

Here we look at depression self help strategies such as diet, exercise, vitamin and diet supplements, meditation and more.

Image: Lingy Hut (Shelter) by Martin Grover



There’s hope for us all

Depression Self Help

I’m really happy to publish this guest post by David Small. I think he captures a very important point that can really help in bringing about recovery from depression. It was certainly something that helped me. The image, by Martin Grover, is his interpretation of the single “Don’t let me lose this dream” by Aretha […]

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Reducing Depression with Hands-On Activities

Depression Self Help

I’m delighted to publish this guest post by Kathryn Vercillo. Kathryn found her own particular way to help herself recover from serious depression and she has written about it in a new book. Kathryn turned to crochet as her healing activity but, as she tells us below, the benefits she gained from crochet can be […]

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Vulnerability and resilience: get yourself ready to bounce back

Depression Self Help

This post on vulnerability and resilience is a guest post by Joy Payley. Joy is a freelance writer with some very useful insights into coping with mental illness. I especially like her tip to “Get Informed”, because fundamentally, that is what this site is all about. I genuinely believe that the more informed you are […]

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Self help for depression – Strategies that work and I’m the proof

Depression Self Help

I am delighted to bring you a guest post from Tina Davis who blogs at Tranquility Now. I love Tina’s work for its refreshing optimism, which no doubt appeals to me because I so patently lack that quality. When you read Tina’s story, you’ll see that her positive approach to self help for depression is […]

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What is compassion and what has it got to do with the way I feel?

A Depression Blog

What is compassion’s relevance to depression? Before we look at the answer, ask yourself this: Have you ever considered the possibility that you should be nice to yourself? If you suffer from depression, the chances are that you haven’t. In fact not being nice to yourself may be one of the reasons you became depressed […]

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Grow Food Beat Depression – How Growing Your Own Food Can Lift Your Spirits

Depression Self Help

Growing your own food can help beat depression. What’s more it can improve your general health, reconnect you with others and save you money as well. Research commissioned in 2007 by the UK mental health charity Mind (Ecotherapy, the Green agenda for Mental Health) found that 94% of people taking part in green activities had […]

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