191. Tools for Depression 2

“The art of active listening and empathy helps! Giving someone a safe, calm and inspiring environment in which to share their deepest pain without judgment or interruption can be very healing!

“Words of encouragement, praise and connecting human to human helps! Getting plenty of sunlight and fresh air helps. Finding ways to lessen the isolation that depression brings helps.

“Getting loved ones on board to encourage the depressed helps. Emphasizing they are not alone helps.

“Planting a garden and tending to it helps! Implementing a daily routine of self-care helps! Staying busy doing meaningful activities helps. Helping others helps!

“These are just a few non-medicinal techniques I have used with clients.”

Carol Cronin, Founder/Owner at Happy, Joyous & Free Recovery & Life Coaching, San Francisco Bay Area

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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2 Responses to 191. Tools for Depression 2

  1. jenowenby says:

    Helping others is a wonderful way to overcome depression. It has helped me on several occasions, and has allowed a different perspective. Thank you for another great post.

  2. I am honored you used my comment in your blog, Patrick! I hope it helps those who struggle with depression and those concerned about a loved one who is depressed.

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