Exercise and being in the company of others are known to reduce depressive symptoms.
Don’t expect medication and therapy to be the only options for improving your mood and developing coping skills. Although they’re proven to be very helpful, you may increase recovery time by taking consistent nature walks with a few friends and by improving your diet.
Depression and anxiety are infectious. Children and teens alike pick up on your depressive mood which can distract them from schoolwork and make them sad and worried.
Make as much progress as you can to adjust to your new life circumstances so that you can be a role model for your children.
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