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By learning better coping skills you can reduce your stress levels and help your depression.
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Breathing Exercise for Relaxation
A simple breathing exercise to help you relax when you feel anxious or stressed.

Change Your Life
How to use the principles of "conceive it and acheive it" to make positive changes in your life.

Cleaning Tips for the Depressed
Depression destroys so much of our motivation and energy that if can become difficult to keep up with day-to-day cleaning like doing the laundry or washing dishes. Do you have any cleaning tips for getting a handle on household tasks when even getting yourself out of bed feels like a chore?

Coping Skills for Dealing With Stress
Coping skills for dealing with stress can be powerful weapons in your fight against depression. These steps can help.

Coping Skills for Negative Thoughts
By nipping negative thoughts in the bud, we can put a halt to depression before it even starts. Learn to recognize your negative thought patterns and implement powerful strategies to stop them.

Coping With Loneliness on Valentine's Day
Tips for coping with loneliness on Valentine's Day.

Crisis Lines for When Coping Skills Aren't Enough
Whom you can call when in crisis. Suicide hotlines and online crisis support.

Holiday Coping Skills
It's easy to get worked up over an accumulation of tasks like gift buying and wrapping, writing and mailing cards, baking, and a myriad of other deadlines surrounding the holidays. If the holidays are stressful for you, you're not alone. Try this selection of coping skills during the next holiday season.

How Has Dealing With Depression Affected You?
How has dealing with depression symptoms affected you? Share your experiences here and read how others are coping.

How to Beat Insomnia
Sleep patterns and mood are intimately related. Try these tips to improve your sleep and beat insomnia for good.

How to Break Bad Habits
When it comes to breaking bad habits experts say it's essential to regain your ability to make a choice about that action. Read here about the simple steps you need to take to break those annoying habits of yours.

How to Heal a Broken Heart
The pain of an ended relationship is one of those universal experiences that we all share. There's no easy way to get through it, but these steps may help.

How to Reduce Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms
The following are some possible methods to alleviate uncomfortable discontinuation symptoms that are often experienced when an antidepressant is stopped. These are not meant to constitute medical advice, but are rather ideas from practicing psychopharmacologists that you can discuss with your own physician.

How to Stop Negative Thinking
A type of therapy called cognitive therapy is based upon the idea that, if we stop negative thinking, we will feel happier. What strategies for stopping negative thinking have worked best for you?

Letting Go
Are you having trouble letting go of the past? Learn why it may be necessary for you to heal.

Recession Depression
Is the current economic climate contributing to your depression? What you can do to cope with recession depression.

Stop Procrastinating--Now!
Procrastination can put us in a cycle of depression and anxiety. Learn how to break the chain for good!

Stress Management Tips
Stress management can be a powerful tool in preventing depression. Share your tips for managing and reducing stress here.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness
Finding it impossible to forgive and forget? Here's a definition of forgiveness that even the less than saintly of us can live with.

Tips for Coping With a Depressed Spouse
Are you married to someone who is depressed? Coping with a depressed spouse can be physically and emotionally draining and make you more prone to becoming depressed yourself. What tips can you offer to others who are coping with a depressed spouse?

Tips for Helping Someone You Love With Depression
Depression in a relationship can lead to pain and frustration for both parties. If you are in a relationship with someone who has depression, these are some tips for helping your partner.

Tips for Keeping a Clean House When You Are Depressed
Depression destroys so much of our motivation and energy that it can become difficult to keep up with day-to-day chores, yet a dirty living environment only serves to make us feel more worthless and discouraged. The following tips can help you get a handle on your house work.

Tips for Living with Depression
Helpful for tips for living well with depression.

You've Got to Have Friends
Study finds that happy people have stronger social ties.

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