Best Ways to Cope With Depression

As a person who suffers from it himself I know how it feel and I want to help.

The Top Ten

1 Never give up

Sometimes I start to feel really unhappy, but I always try to overcome it. It doesn't always work, but as long as I try, I feel like I'll be okay. - Elric-san

I constantly have to remind myself that it will be okay - Brobusky

It's not that easy.

It’s not that easy... - Camaro6

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2 Get professional help

"Professional help" is not a school guidance counselor or psychologist. To actively get depression treated, you should go to an actual neurologist that can provide a medication which will help you control it and seek happiness. - DCfnaf

Even though it's really hard to never give if you get help it can help you cope with your depression and manage it on your own which makes it easier to not give up - Blessthehorizon

I saw a therapist a few times and she was useless. The only people who can help you is you and maybe some really close friends or family. Not some random stranger you go to for an interview every two weeks. - Catlover2004

Doesn't have to be professional just some kind of help - lubbock98

I have a counselor but she helps only a bit. - Camaro6

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3 Know you are not alone

You are not the only one feeling these things, everyone's through it - lubbock98

This is true. You’re not alone. You’re never alone. I always feel alone, but I realize that so many others are going through the same hardships that I go through every day. I know that there are people who care about me, even when I feel unloved. So please, don’t commit suicide, even if you feel rejected, because there are people who care about you and love you. - Hermione_Granger220

4 Do not cut

Easier said than done. Once you do it once, it feels like it's near impossible to stop. But you CAN stop. I believe in every single on of you beautiful people out there. Please, don't give up, and get help. Your life will be so much better. - SansTheComic

I cut, I try to stop but I can't help myself :/ - Brobusky

Self harm does nothing, it is a temporary fix that just leads to more pain later - lubbock98

5 Have a supportive friend

Find a friend who can keep you accountable and cheer you up - lubbock98

6 Spend time with friends

The best friend is the buddy who can help you in the diffuclt moment - belarbi

7 Stay busy

My depression is a gentleman. He taps me on the shoulder when I'm not occupied and says (in a British accent) "Oh, I see that you're not doing anything. Here, worry about everything and think horrible things to fill your time." Of course this is personification, but that's basically what happens. And it's not fun. You really should keep yourself occupied. Read a book, draw, let out your anger by shouting at dragons in Skyrim, anything really. - Merilille

I struggled with depression, going to the gym helped me stay busy, when I wasn't at school, I was at the gym, because naturally it makes you feel good and helps relieve stress. - Stevenuniversefangirl

I constantly am doing something, just to keep the crushing emotions away.

8 Cry

Don't feel afraid to let it out - lubbock98

I..i do this a lot - Brobusky

People see me as so unemotional. I don’t cry often in public. But the truth is, I cry myself to sleep every night. - Hermione_Granger220

9 Look to the future

A woman I know once told me, “You’re Not trapped in this moment forever. A lot of girls feel like they’re trapped in an eternity of pain and depression, but they’re not. You’re just in one tiny blimp of the rest of your life. There’s hope, so just hold on a little longer.” - Hermione_Granger220

10 Think about the people that love you

Yes, please do this - Brobusky

I often feel like no one loves me. But I know it’s not true. - Hermione_Granger220

The Contenders

11 Cling to the good moments

Kind of hard to considering my father abused me and my biological mother abandoned me. - CaptainMowzker

Don't let them go - lubbock98

12 Focus primarily on the present
13 Listen to music
14 Buy a Cashmere Box tissue
15 Spend time with your family
16 Look at the funny things around you
17 Pray
18 Do things that make you feel good about yourself
19 Eat healthy
20 Think about good moments and things
21 Run
22 Think about the people with worse lives

Although it depends because then it could make someone more depressed. - DarkBoi-X

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Top Remixes

1. Spend time with friends
2. Think about the people that love you
3. Never give up
1. Never give up
2. Get professional help
3. Know you are not alone


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