Depression. Explains depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for Depression sometimes drives people to drink, and sometimes alcohol abuse leads to depression.
In any case, drowning your sorrows now will not help you feel better later. The same goes for other kinds of substance abuse. Express yourself creatively through music, art, or writing. Go out with friends. Take a day trip to a museum, the mountains, or the ballpark.
Support your health. Aim for eight hours of sleep. Depression typically involves sleep problems; whether youre sleeping too little or too much, your mood suffers. Remember: Depression makes you have negative thoughts about yourself, about the world, the people in your life, and about the future.
Remember that your negative thoughts are not a rational way to think of things. 5 Ways to Help Yourself Through Depression. If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it depression doesn't just go away on its own.