Do feel depressed or down most of the day, nearly every day? What about loss of interest or pleasure in things you usually enjoy? Do you feel that you are overly sensitive or irritable? Have these feelings disrupted your ability to manage your life or your job or interfered with your relationships? If so, you may be struggling with depression.
Depression is challenging because most of the things that help depression require some effort and motivation but people with depression struggle with lack of motivation and lack of energy.
The good news is there are many different things you can try to improve your mood. Take some time to look through the articles below. They are organized by category or resources such as books, behavior changes and audio downloads that can make a difference.
Work through these resources at your own pace and choose one or two things to work on at a time. Start with the things that are the best match for your interests. We strive to arm you with ample choices because you are an individual with unique strengths and preferences.
Depression is often related to stress or unhappiness. For more detailed instructions and worksheets to improve your stress management, check out Chapter 9: Stress Management for You and the People Who Care About You or Chapter Chapter 12: Seven Secrets of Happy People in Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals, and Improve Your Health.
We wish you happiness and joy.
Tools and Resources:
- Skill Prescriptions/Mood Management
- Audio Downloads/Relaxation
- Diagnostic Testing and Rule Outs
- Physical Activity
- Mind-Body Therapies
- Botanicals/Essential Oils
- Alternative Systems of Healing
- Additional Resources
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