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How to stop the BIG D from returning?

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jenjens19

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Hi there, been out a week.

Scared about the depression coming back...

Does anyone have any strategies on how to delay its return? x
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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Sorry Jenjens19 I don't. Depression is a lifelong battle. I am sorry you have it. I feel that way too. I empathize completely. :hug: Are you seeking treatment for it?
 
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billym4467

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sorry theres no magic answer, just make the best of the good days and fight through the bad ones.
 
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Vicfran

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Hi jenjens19,
Slipping back into depression is a horrible feeling and although I'm well I have to watch for the return of symptoms. Why do you think the depression might come back? Are you having any particular stresses or worries in your life at the moment?
I agree with Iwillobtainmentalhealth and billym4467 that there is no magic cure (or even any cure, maybe?) but that doesn't mean you have to put up with feeling bad. It sounds so trite, but honestly, three things make all the difference to me (but it's really a lifestyle thing, not something you can do once or twice and be 'cured'). First up, get your heart pumping three times a week with a brisk walk, second, catch up with friends and loved ones often and third, do things that bring you meaning or joy. A hobby, helping others, joining a club, anything that has value for you. I know these are not new, but really, they do work if done on a consistent basis.
All the very best! Let me know which ones work for you.
Vicfran
 
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