Reaching Out to Others About Your Depression

10 tips for reaching out and building relationships

◾Talk to one person about your feelings.
◾Help someone else by volunteering.
◾Have lunch or coffee with a friend.
◾Ask a loved one to check in with you regularly.
◾Accompany someone to the movies, a concert, or a small get-together.
◾Call or email an old friend.
◾Go for a walk with a workout buddy.
◾Schedule a weekly dinner date.
◾Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club.
◾Confide in a counselor, therapist, or clergy member.

4 thoughts on “Reaching Out to Others About Your Depression

  1. Jamie J Shogan

    Exercise releases endorphins… endorphins make people happy… happy people aren’t depressed… I take walks or go for a run or get into yoga two or threes a week to combat my temporary moments of sadness or depression from a bad shift or long week… it works! I have found that being outdoors and connecting with nature has been a positive influence on my mood as well. My boyfriend and I got into kayaking last year and go every other weekend during the warmer months 🙂

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