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Coping Skills

Living with depression can be easier if you utilize successful coping skills. Many people suffering depression tend to blame things on themselves that are out of their control and to criticize themselves for every little thing that isn’t exactly right, this creates a cycle of self-destruction called negative self-talk. Stopping negative self-talk can help you regain a more positive image of yourself. Also learn how to talk about your depression with others and feel the relief of unloading your secret burden. Not much of a “talker”? Try keeping a journal and learn to unload your feelings through creative, no-rules writing.

In addition to improving your coping skills, trying some everyday tips for healthy living might also help you handle your depression better.

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. "

Helen Keller (1880-1968) US author, lecturer

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