Fighting Depression – Healing Is Easier With Social Support
If you or a loved one is fighting depression, do not do it alone.
Overcoming and recovering from depression is much easier with the right social support.
Maintain Good, Loving And Trusting Relationships
In looking to defeat psychological ailments and disorders, the human race is using increasingly complicated therapies and treatments. Humans are social beings; one could go further and say that humans need relationships to keep us healthy and happy.
Maintain good, loving and trusting relationships, and try not to isolate yourself from everyone, no matter how depressed you may be feeling. It is in fact very possible that your bid to overcome depression is just one good friend away.
A big part of healthy relationships is actually physical touch, so while you’re at it, throw in some hugs too, if you can.
Talk To Someone You Trust
If you are feeling lonely, if you need some help, if you need to speak with someone, or if you simply need a listening ear, go to a friend or loved one whom you are comfortable with. There is no need to feel shy or embarrassed to seek these people out. After all, they are the very ones who will likely play the greatest part in your recovery from depression.
Hang Out With Positive People
They say birds of a feather flock together. Unfortunately, there are many people around who have internalized negative attitudes and perceptions. To these people, the world sucks, everyone is at fault, and you are never good enough.
If you have friends or other loved ones who constantly make you feel lousy about yourself – for example, your boyfriend keeps saying you are fat and stupid, or your good friend always puts you down – it may well be time for you to ditch them. Talk to them about it first, but if they continue being the negative influences that they are, it’s time to walk. We need sources of positivity in our lives, to transmit some of that goodness to us.
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