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How Do You Deal With Depression?

How Do You Deal With Depression?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Hello everyone; I find it useful to deal with depression by going at it head on. Listening to Happy music, watching funny movies or just working out. From time to time I share with my closest friends just to make sure I'm on the right track. We all have choices, I choose not to be a powerless victim of depression. Taking things one day at time I've found the strength within me to face my reality and stay in positive and healthy of mind and body. Tony. Hugs.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Besides taking my medications, if I am really having a really bad day, I like to either put on some soothing music, or put in a good movie, either does help me get my mind off of my depression and all the things that are making me depressed. I also have found over the years that with trying to help someone else get through their depression and what are bothering them and in doing so it seems to help myself at the same time.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I take medication for my depression but I hv to be around people who will keep my mind off of it. I try not to be alone but if I am, which is barely, I do things to keep my mind occupied, like read and fix puzzles. I usually don't go for walks cause if I see couples together I get depressed and say will I ever have that again, but now I don't have to worry about that cause God has sent me someone whom I love deeply and he loves me deeply. We are so happy together and he's here for me when I get depressed. I couldn't of dream of being with anybody else.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I have a lot of good support from friends who understand when I need someone and when i just need to know they’re there. Also lots of sport and exercise.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm a lucky guy because I still live very close to my best friend of 30 years - really my brother from a different mother. We talk all the time. So there's that. I take venlafaxine as an anti-depressant. And - my job keeps me so busy, it's better than a distraction.

posted almost 3 years ago
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