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If you feel depressed, it’s best to do something about it — depression doesn’t just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better.
In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Try downward-facing dog or legs-up-the-wall pose (you can find these poses on yoga websites). Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better.
Once you air out these thoughts and feelings, turn your attention to something positive. Take action to solve problems. Ask for help if you need it. Feeling connected to friends and family can help relieve depression. It may also help them feel there’s something they can do instead of just watching you hurt.
If you need mental health care but don’t think you can afford it, you’re not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free mental health care in this article for teens.
Visit our stress and coping center for advice on how to handle stress, including different stressful situations.
Getting help with emotions or stress is the same as getting help with a medical problem like asthma or diabetes. This article explains how therapy works and how it can help with problems.
Severe depression can cloud a person’s thinking and lead some people to think that life isn’t worth living. But severe depression can be treated. Find out what to do and how to get help in this article for teens.
There’s no one reason why people get depressed – many different things can play a role. Find out more about the things that can trigger depression.
Depression is very common. For more information about depression and feeling better, check out this article.
If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.
Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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