A Strong Support System
No matter what treatment plan you choose, it helps to get support from the non-professional therapists all around you. Who, you may ask? For starters, your friends and family can be a great source of comfort and advice as you deal with depression.
Your medical doctor and therapist are vital parts of your recovery, but it’s important to build a support network around you. Some people will find solace in their friends and family, but others rely on the kindness of strangers.
Whichever makes you the most comfortable, be sure to have someone you can confide in. You’ll not only be grateful to have these people around for support, but you can also talk with them when you’re feeling your worst and they can help you work out any negative thoughts you may experience. These strong, faithful individuals will know the secret to turning your frown upside down.
To find an outside support group, ask your therapist or medical doctor about options in your area or contact your local hospital. There are also numerous online support groups that provide 24-hour guidance and support. Remember, you’re not alone in your depression and not to blame for your state of mind. Don’t be afraid to ask for help during your journey.