It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
When I'm having a bad day, nothing lifts me out of the doldrums like a run or a power walk. I always assumed exercise got all the credit for the mood boost, but lately there's been a lot of buzz around ecotherapy, the concept of usi... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... Read more
For those who battle #depression, what do y'all do to feel better? I've been depressed (suicidal) since I was 5 years old. I've been doing so well the past few months, and I've just been blindsided by an intense episode. I'm safe, just struggling.... Read more
I have type 2 diabetes and recently injured my shoulder and knee, making it hard to exercise. I've gained some of the weight I had lost back because of this, and now find myself battling comfort eating because I'm depressed from the weight gain and... Read more
Anybody else fight with depression? I don't mean struggle. I mean fight tooth and nail to dig yourself out of a hole that you didn't create only to find yourself falling further and further down? These last couple of weeks have SUCKED.... Read more
Soothe your soul with music. "Music alone with sudden charms can bind the wand'ring sense, and calme the troubled mind," wrote 17th century dramatist William Congreve. Twentieth century scientists say that's more than a poetic idea. In fact, when... Read more
Many people go through an occasional episode of depression and feel they are lost, sinking, or unable to cope. Depression is NOT a normal part of life, but if you make a few significant changes you can overcome it without medications. 1. EXERCI... Read more
Editor's note: If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental-health issue, please contact your health-care provider immediately. The information listed here is meant to inspire and offer hope but should not be interpreted as advice or rec... Read more
Autumn is here! Unfortunately, with the darker days and colder temperatures, autumn also ushers in an unpleasant side effect for a large number of people: Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD.I have a mild form of SAD and know that it... Read more
Thank you Angelique271 & Bethieboops, your comments were really appreciated. When you are down you feel that the whole world is fighting you, it was nice to have you guys in my corner.
I am determined not to go down like I have so many times bef... Read more
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