Dealing with depression in many ways means dealing with your problems or challenges
First, when dealing with depression it should be a "reality check" of your life.
You should ask yourself whether your life is filed with problems or challenges. Whenever facing any hardships in your life, attitude is always the number one thing you need to work on.
So is your life filled with problems or challenges?
Writing, saying or even thinking a word problem makes us feel uneasy at best. On the other hand a challenge is inspiring and mobilizing. Thinking is what everything is about. How we think is how we feel and how we feel is how we are.
Lesson number one, when dealing with depression is to change your vocabulary, a word problem with a word challenge. No matter how silly it may look to you in the beginning, just do it and you will feel the difference soon enough. This is just one of the words that need to be changed in your vocabulary. However, it is one of the most important ones.
Dealing with depression is numbering all the challenges that are in front of you. For instance, being single after a long term relationship or marriage, finding a new job, mourning for your loved one, going to therapy, facing your illness, talking about your illness to your family and close friends, changing your life style and so forth...
There is nothing more challenging than changing your life style and making yourself overcome a bad feeling when you do not feel like doing it. However, you can do it. In fact, many people that are going through the same thing as you are do it every day. Unfortunately, many others do surrender to depression, but you will not be one of them.
Dealing with depression is not something you can do by yourself, but it is also not something that someone else can do it for you. The cure for your depression is in you. The only thing you need from a health professional is guidance and the appropriate support.
This is what we are doing and offering to you. Online counseling has many advantages because it is not done in person, but it is very personal. You can be honest and straightforward without a fear that you will be judged. In addition, no appointment in needed and you can work on your depression from the comfort of your home or your work place.
Our counselors will guide you through the necessary steps of depression treatment and provide you with the education about your disorder and support. They will also help you make the appropriate changes in your life and help you educate your family members about your needs.
It is always good not to go through the depression treatment by yourself. It is wrong to try to protect your loved ones (provided they are adults) from your illness because they already know about it. They can feel it every time they are with you. Nobody is the same person when depressed and neither are you. Depression is something that cannot be hidden.
When one family member is depressed, the whole family that lives under the same roof is depressed as well. This is why the whole family should participate in the depression treatment directly or indirectly (if they are not adults). When a depressed individual has the support of his family dealing with depression becomes much easier and the prognosis is always better.
There are many things that can be done to beat depression. This is why, when treated, depression is in many cases, defeated. What you exactly need to do, depends on your case, because each case of depression is as unique as the individual afflicted with it.