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Coping with depression can seem like an overwhelming task; but, by obtaining the correct medical intervention and learning better coping skills, you can you can not only live with depression, but live well. The following are some tips that can help improve your quality of life.
  1. Support Groups
  2. Managing Your Emotions
  3. Lifestyle Changes
  4. Daily Life
  5. When a Loved One Is Depressed

Support Groups

Having a caring group of people who can be there to listen to you and support you is perhaps the most important thing you can do, outside of seeking medical treatment, to help you with your depression. There are numerous groups, both online and in your community, dedicated to supporting those with depression and other mental illnesses. One of the best online resources is our own forum here at About.com.

Managing Your Emotions

Take charge of your emotions by learning strategies that can help you combat negative thinking and manage your stress levels.

Lifestyle Changes

Changes in how you eat, sleep, exercise and live can make you healthier and happier.

Daily Life

Tips for coping with the daily challenges of living with depression and its symptoms.

When a Loved One Is Depressed

Depression affects not only the person who has it, but also the friends and family who love them. If you love someone with depression, here are some tips for coping with the effects of your loved one's illness.

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