You Can Win Against Anxiety and Depression

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You Can Win Against Anxiety and Depression

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Linsey Austin, Contributor

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Depression and anxiety are a daily struggle for some people. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, there are few ways to ease the suffering.

 

Music

Music is a great way to escape from reality. If you find your favorite music and put it together in a playlist and then wear headphones with the music loud, it can help to drown out whatever you may be thinking or your fears and worries.

 

Grounding

If you suffer from panic attacks, grounding is a useful technique. Grounding is when you find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste. Sometimes it’s difficult, but it can help.

 

Take care of yourself

Getting enough sleep and eating healthily are vital steps to keeping your mental health on track. Lack of sleep and nutrition can cause your brain to be all sorts of groggy. Your brain can’t function if it doesn’t have proper hours of sleep and nutrition.

 

Take a hot bath or shower

If you find yourself panicking and shaking like crazy at home, take a warm shower or hot bath. The heat can help calm your nerves and if you play some music while you are in there it can help you relax and calm yourself.

 

Talk to friends or family

Venting usually helps a lot, even if you think you’re burdening the other person. If you need to talk to someone, ask them if you can talk to them about something serious or important.

 

If you or someone you know are having harmful/suicidal thoughts, please call the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255. They have an online chat program as well that you can find here.