• Depression Preventions

  • Be happy and positive. Focus on positives of life and not on negatives. Put an effort to be cheerful even if you are sad. Try that consciously.
  • Avoid stress. Remember, problems are part of life, they come and go. But life is more important.
  • Do not blame yourself. Take problems as challenges.
  • Share your problems with your loved ones.
  • Routine exercise, yoga, meditation and stress management classes help in reducing anxiety and coping with depression.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption and resorting to illicit drugs. They may temporarily alleviate the stress but prove to be dangerous in the long run.
  • Take care of your body. Eat healthy. Get enough sleep. Enjoy your hobbies.
  • A wholesome diet of balanced carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals also uplift the individual.
  • For your kids: Always lend a patient ear to them. Never criticize them even if they are wrong. Do not compare them with others. Develop their self esteem. Love them unconditionally.