How can I be happy?
I'm going through a state of depression and feel like I shouldn't give up just yet. Is there anyway to resolve this without a therapist?
- justinLv 63 months agoFavorite Answer
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- DejairLv 63 months ago
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- PatriciaLv 73 months ago
There is a world of depression self-help online. Google it. No, don't give up - take what you think will be helpful for you from the websites and articles and apply it to your life daily, in the long-term. Our brains are our best medicine, believe it. It's the same with therapy - we go to therapy but we are the ones who have to do the work to come to recovery. Therapists don't have magic wands.
You might also try Guided Meditations for Depression on YouTube.
You can do this!
- RWPossumLv 73 months ago
It's crazy of us to prescribe things for you because we know almost nothing about you and we don't know how severe your depression is - if in fact you are depressed.
It's very possible that you're suffering from a condition that requires professional help.
There's no research on self-help for severe depression.
There's a variety of things that can help - standard treatments with office visits and lifestyle therapies that can enhance their effects. Details here. under DEPRESSION TREATMENTS.
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- Anonymous3 months ago
A regular sleep schedule, 3 decent, nutritious meals a day, lots of exercise and fresh air.
Having something to get up for, a raison d'être. Having something to look forward to, something as simple as a takeaway on a weekend or saving up for a trip abroad. Take up a new hobby or pastime.
But most importantly, adopting a positive mental attitude.
- PeterLv 43 months ago
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- 3 months ago
usually Depression will resolve itself within 2 weeks to 2 months without treatment.
it's best to address The Chaos in your life as the first line of defense against Depression. establish a routine. then do something with your life that you can be proud of like routine commitments to Bible Studies and Volunteering for stuff. or find a somewhat challenging career or hobby you find intrinsically worth pursuing and pour all your energy into achieving that goal.
once you rid yourself of The Chaos, you will find you have the confidence, strength, and dominant position to face your fears and ultimately pursue greater goals and maintain a higher standard of life satisfaction.
unless you have extreme mood swings or crippling anxiety, i'd recommend against taking psych meds where talk therapies will usually suffice. counter intuitively you don't even need an Expert Therapist, simply having an attentive friend (preferably an older mentor) to trust, listen to you, and shoot sensible feedback to you works as well as a professional Therapist.