When Everything In Your Life Is Going Good, Your Mental Illness Aren’t Acting Up And Your Maintaining All Your Relationships With Friends + Family Well

When you’re depressed, unsupportive friends and family can prove trying. It’s very important to have people in your life who either understand your condition or are willing to try. If friends and family are unsupportive—blaming you for the symptoms of your illness or making thoughtless remarks—it can make you feel really discouraged.

What can you do if the people who should be your greatest supporters aren’t?
Lack of support from people in your social network can be tough, but there are things that you can do to find the support and understanding that you need.

  • Recognize not everyone understands
  • Treat yourself well
  • Don’t believe depression misconceptions
  • Realize others may be struggling
  • Find support elsewhere
  • Ask for help directly
  • End negative relationships
  • Harness your emotions for good
  • Harness your emotions for good

Feeling a lack of support from your friends and family can make coping with feelings of depression that much more difficult. There are things that you can do, including being direct when you ask for help, but sometimes the best thing you can do is seek support from people who do understand what you are going through.

If the people in your life are not giving you the love and support you need, try expanding your social support circle, whether that means seeking help from a mental health professional or joining an online or in-person support group.




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I Am Allowed To Feel Good

Everyone has times when they don’t feel their best. Whether you are struggling with a low mood, anxiety, stress, or just a lack of motivation, it’s tough to feel good when you’re not quite at 100%.

When you are feeling down or stressed, it can be helpful to look for things you can do to make yourself feel better quickly. While there are things that are simply outside of your control, there are lots of actionable steps you can take to seize control and feel better right now.


Simple Ways to Feel Better Fast
• Dance
• Do yoga
• Eat a healthy, delicious meal
• Make a playlist of your favorite songs
• Meditate
• Play with your dog
• Practice a hobby
• Read a book
• Take a relaxing hot bath
• Watch a funny online video
• Watch your favorite movie or tv show
• Write in a gratitude journal
• Read a book
• Take a relaxing hot bath
• Watch a funny online video
• Watch your favorite movie or tv show
• Write in a gratitude journal


Benefits of feeling more joy

  • Promotes a healthier lifestyle
  • Boosts immune system
  • Fights stress and pain
  • Supports longevity





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My Mental Health

Listen without making judgments 

You don’t know what someone with mental health issues is going through or how they perceive their own traumas and struggles. Remain empathetic and refrain from judging their actions or coping methods.

Gently advise your friend or colleague to start seeking help for their mental health issues with a trained professional. This may help to ensure their safety and guide them in the right direction.

It’s important to seek out help when you are struggling. It’s equally important to try and support those in your life who you notice are struggling.

Seeking help is important and should never be stigmatized.

By reaching out, you’ll help break the stigma associated with conditions like anxiety and depression. At the same time, you’ll make sure that you find the right level of care and social support that you need.




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