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

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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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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