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  No one is a stranger to depression. At one point in our lives, we have faced one depression or the other. Depression affects people of all races, colours, and statuses. Depression could take a temporal or permanent hold on victims, depending on how they handle it. Sometimes the triggers could be a result of several factors, which could be severe or not too severe. From the loss of a loved one to stress from work to relationship breakups and so on.
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When faced with depression, the actions we take matter a lot. In this article, I discuss 5 things to do when faced with depression faster.
  • Identify And Address Triggers

The first step toward addressing depression is to identify the causes and address them accordingly. Medical and psychological studies have pointed out that depression has causes that could be genetically, environmentally, emotionally, or psychologically induced. The most important factor in getting out of depression. For example, an emotionally induced depression could be a result of the loss of a job, a loved one, or a divorce. When you have identified the cause you can start addressing them by seeking help or accepting and outgrowing the pain.
  • Avoid Loneliness

Studies have shown that depression is often heightened when we alienate ourselves from the rest of the world. Those who are faced with depression are often warned not to be left alone by friends and family members. Therefore, if you are facing depression, quite staying, working, and living alone.
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If you stay alone, it is advisable to go and live with your friends and family members. Also, you can look for a community of new friends that help you recover.
  • Leave Your Shell

Just like the first, depressed people should leave their shells. The cave is usually dark and it affects your mental health. Therefore, even beyond avoiding being lonely, leaving your shell means doing outdoor activities that will take your mind off your pains. For example, depressed people can change their daily indoor activities by performing them outdoors. For example, if you work remotely, you can choose to work in an office space somewhere downtown. You might also choose to work from a library or even in a cafe. You can choose to eat out rather than eat indoors. Enjoy every time you spend outdoors.
  • Engage In Outdoor Hobbies

If you are faced with depression, this is when you need to engage in outdoor hobbies such as volunteering, partying, joining a book club, a reading group, sports, hiking, etc.
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For example, volunteering as a teacher in a local school can give you a new sense of purpose. Moreover, joining volunteer organizations will allow you to meet new friends and see other parts of life that can be fascinating.
  • Talk Problems To Family Members And Friends

When faced with depression, talk it over with family and friends. Talking is therapeutic. When we talk, we take a lot of things off our chest which leaves us lighter. Most times, depression increases in people’s lives because they are bottling a lot of things in their hearts. Featured Image Source: The Dawn Rehab Thailand
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This article was first published on 5th August 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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