Mood Journals and Depression

Posted on March 02, 2018

Journaling may be a good way to manage your depression. Tracking things like moods, diet, and triggers in a journal can give perspective and help you spot patterns. Knowledge is power when it comes to figuring out what makes a good day and what makes a bad day.

On MyDepressionTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with depression, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Mood journals are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about mood journals:

How many of you keep a journal, writing everything you feel, everything you do, absolutely everything?

Does anybody else have a problem remembering the things that you know make you feel better when you're depressed?

Does anyone have any methods or strategies they use to help cope and gain some appetite from losing it from depression?

Here are some conversations about mood journals:

My coloring journal may inspire me to write something creative.

Does anybody else have a problem remembering the things that you know make you feel better when you're depressed?

Does anyone have any methods or strategies they use to help cope and gain some appetite from losing it from depression?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyDepressionTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I enjoy it...helps, truly does.. I have my son journaling now...

posted about 1 month ago

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