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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Depression. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Depression. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After being diagnosed with depression, you might be upset, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain why you've been feeling sad, hopeless, or anxious. No matter what you’re...
Posted 10/02/2019
How good boundaries make life with depression easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Depression Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Depression Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like depression. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Feeling Sleepy and Depression

Feeling Sleepy and Depression

If you’ve ever felt bone-tired after a full night’s rest or sleepy after taking your medication, you’re not alone. Feeling tired is a common experience for MyDepressionTeam members. Fatigue and sleepiness can be caused by depression or side...
Posted 08/28/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with depression can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before experiencing depression. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel?...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Finding Motivation to Stay Active and Depression

Finding Motivation to Stay Active and Depression

Finding Motivation to Stay Active and DepressionStaying motivated to take care of yourself can be challenging when you’re struggling with depression. Nutrition, exercise, and other acts of self-care can easily fall by the wayside. Members of...
Posted 06/20/2019
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Weight Gain and Depression

Weight Gain and Depression

Weight Gain and DepressionWeight gain and changes to appetite can be a symptom of depression as well as a side effect of some antidepressants. Members on MyDepressionTeam have a wide range of experiences with gaining weight. Weight gain as a...
Posted 06/13/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing depression, saying...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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