How do you fight the fog of depression?
managing caregiver depression and burnout

Get in touch with yourself

Sit down and think about what’s bothering you. Is it something you can address? Is it just the illness talking? I love reading autobiographies and memoirs to remind myself that everyone is just as mixed up as I am.

Fight anhedonia and be productive

Find things you enjoy

Many people find gardening, drawing, writing, and listening to music cathartic. Figure out what soothes you when you’re feeling hopeless.

Connect with a supportive circle of friends

Get professional help

Find a counselor you’re comfortable with. This is a process that usually takes a few tries, but it’s worth it.

Are you reading this thinking about how stupid and unhelpful these tips are? Sometimes there just isn’t anything you can do. Hyperbole and a Half does an amazing job of capturing the experience in Adventures in Depression and Depression Part Two.

 

We’re all wired differently. Our goal isn’t to ‘fix’ anyone, it’s to help each other find joy and meaning in our lives. Remember, when it gets to be too much, contact a doctor. Keep reaching out until you find the help you deserve.

Written by Cori Carl
As Director, Cori is an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for people providing care.

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  1. Is this all related to Christian dogma? I am not a believer but most interested in this site.

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