7 things to avoid when you are depressed

Depression is associated with persistently negative feelings, significantly affecting your thoughts and behaviour.

The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of behavioural and physical symptoms.

These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behaviour or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.

It’s important to educate yourself on matters of depression, to sift through the misconceptions and avoid doing anything that might worsen the symptoms for you or those around you.

Don’t drink alcohol, especially not to excess. Try not to stay in bed or to let your sleep patterns become chaotic.

Don’t lock yourself away indoors. Resist the urge to wallow in sad music. In the same way, don’t fixate on depressing news and media.

It might be tempting to escape into video games or other virtual distractions, but don’t overdo this.

This video shows you 7 things that you should avoid when you feel depressed.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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