Saturday, May 19, 2012

Acceptance and awareness of depression

At some point many individuals suffering from depression might find that it is best to accept their illness. The acceptance process can assist in identifying the feelings and emotions associated with the depression, and help you become aware of any triggers that may be contributing to the symptoms, so they can be better managed.

Acceptance does not mean you let the depressive symptoms take over your life. On the contrary now you can learn more about your illness, find positive ways to cope with it and not let those sometimes immobilizing feelings take control of your very existence. For some, this may not come easy, many forms of depression can be down right devastating. But, taking the first step towards reclaiming your life back can make a huge difference and worth the effort.

If you are suffering from depression or another form of mental illness, consider speaking with a well, trained mental health provider, they can best offer you guidance and the best course of treatment.

Become as knowledgeable as you can about your depression, the more you know, the more you can make informed decisions on your health. Also, consider joining a support group for depression or other mental illness, it is always comforting to know that you are not alone and support groups are a great way to exchange ideas and information.

And don't forget to surround yourself with positive people, places and things, as well as getting involved in healthy activities these are all a plus in maintaining good mental health.

2 comments:

  1. thanks for this informative post..

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  2. Thank you Annmarie, I really appreciate you visiting.

    Madison

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