Top 10 Pieces of Advice for People with Depression

If you have depression, you're not alone. This list is for those who are facing depression and advice for what they're going through.

The Top Ten

1 Don't commit suicide

Commiting suicide won't do anything but give pain to those you love. People may think it helps, but believe me, it'll make things a lot worse. - TheDarkOne_221b

2 Go to an adult

If you're suffering, then go to an adult or anyone close to you. They'll understand and help you with your problems. - TheDarkOne_221b

3 Be compassionate with yourself

When you have depression, you can feel very negative to yourself and blame yourself for so many negative things you've done. Don't be hard on yourself, always be compassionate with positive things or moments you've at least experienced or done. - TheDarkOne_221b

4 Take your diagnosis seriously
5 Don't take negative words to yourself

In a state like this, if someone says something negative to you, try to ignore them. A way to do that is try thinking of happy thoughts or any other positive things. DON'T try to attack or hurt them. - TheDarkOne_221b

6 Take help, even if you think you don't need it

This is very important. When you're in depression and someone says they want to help you, accept their help. Don't say things like "I'm fine" cause deep down, you're not. - TheDarkOne_221b

7 Invest in healthy lifestyle changes
8 Do something you like doing

Try doing anything you're interested in or what you like, it can help cure depression. - TheDarkOne_221b

9 Ask yourself questions about what you're thinking about yourself

When depressed, you can view yourself as a complete failure or a bad person. However, try asking these questions:

-How do I know whether I'm a failure or not?

-Was this always true?

-Are there any expectations? - TheDarkOne_221b

10 Don't do anything illegal

Don't drink alcohol, do drugs, or anything like that, or even kill yourself. It'll only cause you to be worse. Seek help from others. - TheDarkOne_221b

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