Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.

Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.

Frustration & anger with self or others. Here are some Coping skills for dealing with anger.

How to Cool Down When you Want to Explode

Frustration & anger with self or others. Here are some Coping skills for dealing with anger.

Mental health stigma quote - I'm not lazy. I'm just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.

Mental health stigma quote - I'm not lazy. I'm just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.

Beat the Blues: 32 Surprisingly Simple Ways...good advice.However if a low mood persists seek medical/professional advice

Beat the Blues: 32 Surprisingly Simple Ways

Beat the Blues: 32 Surprisingly Simple Ways...good advice.However if a low mood persists seek medical/professional advice

Social anxiety disorder and shyness often get confused, creating a stigma for the disorder. Understanding the difference can help end the stigma. Read more.

Social anxiety disorder and shyness often get confused, creating a stigma for the disorder. Understanding the difference can help end the stigma. Read more.

8 Anxiety Busters http://www.ourmindandbody.com/depression/how-to-help-someone-with-depression/

8 Anxiety Busters http://www.ourmindandbody.com/depression/how-to-help-someone-with-depression/

Self-Care Box (for anxiety/depression). Build your own comforting/soothing self care box for those bad days - when the world becomes too much.

Self-Care Box (for anxiety/depression). Build your own comforting/soothing self care box for those bad days - when the world becomes too much.

Quick helps for anxiety: 1. Long slow deep breath 2. Realize it's your body's way of telling you, it thinks you might be in danger. (Just thank your body and tell it you're ok.) 3. You learned this reaction in childhood when you were powerless. (You have better coping skills now; remind yourself that.) 4. When the thoughts start spinning, stop them and replace them with positive, powerful thoughts like: I can do this. 5. If you treat anxiety like the enemy, it will...

Quick helps for anxiety: 1. Long slow deep breath 2. Realize it's your body's way of telling you, it thinks you might be in danger. (Just thank your body and tell it you're ok.) 3. You learned this reaction in childhood when you were powerless. (You have better coping skills now; remind yourself that.) 4. When the thoughts start spinning, stop them and replace them with positive, powerful thoughts like: I can do this. 5. If you treat anxiety like the enemy, it will...

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