When you are feeling depressed, it is very easy to want to isolate yourself, and not talk to anyone. It is in fact during these hard times that you should most talk to others. Overcoming depression is a lifelong process. If you’re dealing with clinical depression, it is best to follow the recommended treatment by your doctor.
DISCLAIMER: There’s a difference between feeling depressed and being clinically depressed. If you’re clinically depressed, please follow the treatment plan that your health care provider prescribed. This video is meant more as self-help for those who might just be showing mild level of depression.
Special clip at the end featuring @amanda silvera, your psych2go voice actress.
We also made a video on the daily routines to fight off depression: https://youtu.be/Y9A5wuTtblw
If you are suffering from serious symptoms of depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, here are some safe and reputable sources you can reach out to for help:
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Writer: Aditi Nambiar
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Lesly Drue
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
Bushman, B., Ph.D. (2017, May 15). 7 Ways to Overcome Depression Without Medication. Intermountain Healthcare. Retrieved August 6, 2021, from https://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/topics/live-well/2017/05/7-ways-to-overcome-depression-without-medication/
Depression Explained. (n.d.). This Way Up. Retrieved August 6, 2021, from https://thiswayup.org.au/learning-hub/depression-explained/
Martin, R., Ph.D. (2019, August 1). What Is Overgeneralizing? Psychology Today. Retrieved August 6, 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/how-to-fight-depression
Nature and mental health. (2018, May). Mind UK. Retrieved August 6, 2021, from https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/nature-and-mental-health/how-nature-benefits-mental-health/
Smith, M., M.A, Robinson, L., & Seagal, J., Ph.D. (2021, July). Coping with Depression. Healthline. Retrieved August 6, 2021, from https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/coping-with-depression.htm#