Dealing with mental illness can be daunting, to say the least. When I first accepted that I suffered from depression, I was in the thick of it. Sure, I had depressive episodes before (usually when a life-altering event happened), but it wasn’t until I was tasked with taking care of someone other than myself that I began to really come to terms with my own mental health struggles. In a way, having children saved my life. But having children also adds a whole other level of stress to my mental health struggles. Finding time, as a mom, to handle my ongoing depression became a real struggle. So,I’m sharing my busy moms guide to handling depression in hopes that it will help others get a grip on their mental health, like I have.
Use deprexis® on your time
Using artificial intelligence, deprexis® is a web-based program used to help manage depression. It uses proven techniques to provide counseling without having to deal with a live person every time. Basically, analyzing your personal input and responses to develop an approach to help you with your depression. The best part? It’s available 24/7. No needing to find a sitter, and no struggling to get out of the house to make an appointment.
Create positive thought patterns
I’m not a stranger to self-help. In fact, I’ve been actively on medication for depression for several years. I know how much I would benefit from therapy, but it just isn’t in the cards for me at this moment. Clinically tested, deprexis® uses cognitive behavioral therapy-based techniques to identify negative thought patterns and replace with new ways of thinking.
This type of therapy is incredibly effective. After being in the deprexis® program for over a month, the suggestions and techniques have helped me tremendously. After taking a series of questions in which you are given a couple of pre-populated answers, a program is put into place.
My program, which is specifically designed for me based on my responses, includes a long list of activities to help boost my mood. Those include some of the following:
- Fun activities (such as listening to music, taking a hot shower, or playing with my children, just to name a few).
- Competence activities (like preparing a well-cooked meal, going for a long walk, or doing volunteer work).
- Attachment or bonding activities (such as meeting new people, giving someone a hug, or doing something together with someone).
- Control activities (like saying “no” to something, expressing your opinion, or teaching something to others).
- Self-esteem activities (such as helping someone in need, making a realistic plan, doing an exercise that makes your body feel strong).
Continue with other treatments
Talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are wonderful options when it comes to treating depression. But they don’t have to be the only options. Using deprexis® along with any standing orders from your physician or a psychiatrist can certainly help treatment.
At the end of the day, treatment for depression will help not only you, but the people in your life. Untreated mental health disorders can manifest in so many ways. Please head to the deprexis® website for more information on how to sign up. You can also try it for 30% off using this promo code: CENTRAL30