October Is Depression Awareness Month

October 18, 2018

 

October is Depression Awareness month. Follow these tips to stay at your peak!

 

Follow these tips to stay at your peak!

 

1. Feeling down?

Visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org.

 

2. Help yourself

If you have suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately at

800-273-TALK.

 

3. Open up

The sooner you seek treatment -- talk therapy and/or medications -- the better your outlook.

 

4. Sleep better

Treat problems such as insomnia or sleep apnea to help ease symptoms.

 

5. Call in

Try therapy by phone when you can’t meet in person.

 

6. Eat well

A quality diet rich in veggies, fruits, whole grains, and fish may help fight depression.

 

7. Monitor your mood

Download the WhatsMyM3 app for iPhone and Android.

 

8. Find a resource

Visit WebMD’s Depression Center for comprehensive info and the latest news.

 

9. Walk away

Depression can cloud your judgment. Take a deep breath, and make big decisions when you start to feel better.

 

10. Watch

Depression can return, so make sure you talk to your doctor if you begin to feel symptoms again.

 

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