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Depression can take a lot out of a person but there are things you can do to make life easier and happier.
Developing successful coping skills can help you feel better about yourself. For instance, learn how to change negative self-talk into positive feelings, how to talk about your depression to others, and how to keep a journal to express your feelings. There are also many everyday healthy living tips to help you live with your depression, such as exploring complementary treatments, exercising, using stress management skills or relaxation and meditation techniques, and eating better.
The more you understand about your depression and its treatments, the better you’ll be able to live with your illness.
See our Resources for Loved Ones section for ways that your family can help you live with your depression.
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. "
Helen Keller (1880-1968) US author, lecturer