In this Buzzfeed video, individuals are interviewed and asked, “Is It Okay to Talk About Depression?” Do you think it is okay? We want to know from you, if you’ve ever been depressed, did you discuss it openly?
In this clip, sports journalist, John Saunders, shares a personal story of hope and recovery from mental health problems and talks on how to support a loved one with mental health problems.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is one of the most resourceful websites pertaining to all aspects of mental health, from what to look for to how to get help. If you have or believe you have a mental health problem, please visit their site for more information.
- Build your support system
- Surround yourself with positive, healthy individuals that can give sound advice, listen, and can respect you, during this time.
- Find a peer group
- Peer support can positively affect your recovery process.
- Those who’ve had similar experiences possess a unique ability to understand those peers and can aid in your recovery.
- Educate yourself on treatment options
- Participate with your mental health provider, as treatment decisions are being made.
- Develop your recovery
- Identify your wellness goals, from daily to long term goals
- Track your mental health
- Keep documentation of any triggers or stressful events
Remember, you don’t have to do this alone!