In 2016, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode – 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults. But with appropriate professional and self-help strategies, recovery from depression is possible. Self-help for depression can help alleviate symptoms and put someone on the path to recovery.
Here are 5 self-help strategies for depression:
Remember that a person’s ability and desire to use self-help strategies will depend on their interests and the severity of their depression. Therefore, if you are encouraging self-help strategies for someone facing depression in your life, it’s important not to be overly forceful.
Knowing how to help someone facing depression – including encouraging appropriate self-help and other support strategies – can help improve the quality of life for millions. Learn more about how you can #BeTheDifference in someone’s life by finding a Mental Health First Aid course near you.