Do This 1 Thing : To Reduce Depression

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To Treat #Depression : Make a Thank You List

Being grateful seems pointless when you’re feeling blue and depressed. It’s even worse when someone comes up to you and says “ you have so much to be grateful for, cheer up!”. But building the habit of writing down things you’re grateful for does wonders. Taking it a step further is telling the people around you how thankful you are to have them in your life. There’s a research that shows being grateful simulates parts of your brain that reduces stress and increases sense of pleasure.  Forming any habit takes an effort and is hard at first but then it becomes seamless.

So your 1 thing to do today? Make a list of 3 things you are grateful for. Anything can be on the list; your presentation going well, having time to go to the gym, having a close friend to talk to or making yourself dinner. Start by making the list and maybe later call or text the people in your life that have made you smile or helped you in any way. JUST DO IT!

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Drem
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Depression is often caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. It can also be caused by other illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis. It’s not a mood, like sadness. It’s an illness.

Do you understand there is more to depression than just thinking sad thoughts? It’s a complex illness.

Chakameh Shafii
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Drem, We definitely know that and you can see in our other posts as well that we believe that any mental health illness is as serious as physical illness. This post is just a way of reducing depression and sadness levels. In no way are these posts a replacement for therapy and medication. Thank you for commenting, I really appreciate it when someone (like myself) who has had a mental illness reads my blogs and comments !

Drem
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Okay. It just sounded in this post (I am unfamiliar with your other ones) like you were downplaying the seriousness of mental illness.
Speaking for myself, there is no “1 Thing” to treat depression and that assumption hit a nerve.

Chakameh Shafii
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completely agree, I’m sorry that it made you feel that way but we’re definitely not saying you can treat depression by just doing these 1 things. We hope that our little weekly posts help anyone take a small step towards feeling better.

Drem
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Okay.

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