Topic 3 General advice – Beyond therapy

General advice for treating depression– Beyond therapy

Reaching out to a mental health professional is absolutely necessary for treating depression.
At the same time, the individual can follow some techniques which can offer relief and reduce depressive symptoms.

Some of these techniques are:

✔ Balanced diet, intake of necessary vitamins, especially Vitamin D

✔ Regular physical activity

✔ Limited use of alcohol and caffeine

✔ Quality sleep

  • Setting realistic goals
  • Human contact and sharing of feelings with beloved ones that can make the individual feel safe and trusted.
  • Connection to others, especially with people who have the same experiences, that can work as a support group and self help source of information.
  • Being informed about depression and mental health