How to Keep Depression From Monopolizing Your Life | Melanie McKinnon

February 25, 2015 10:06 PM

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How to Keep Depression From Monopolizing Your Life | Melanie McKinnon

Mental health is a tricky thing. It's difficult to understand exactly what someone is going through inside their own head and even harder to help them when they don't really know what they need. A lot of times depression seems as though it is just a deeper sadness but it's actually much more than that. The despair can be so consuming, any simple task can feel like an insurmountable dilemma. That's what depression does to me.

1. Consider medication. I'm a big medication advocate but I'm also an advocate of doing what works for you. Don't do things you're uncomfortable with, but think about taking to your doctor about taking a mild anti-depressant for a few weeks or months, just to see if it helps. If what you're using is...

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