9 Things You Should Not do during a Depressive Episode ...

Depression is a serious illness that has been around for the longest time. During depressive episodes, you feel tired, weak, unmotivated, and just hopeless. Even if deep inside you want to feel better, the depression weighs you down. You feel like you cannot do anything at all. Iโ€™m sure you are tired of reading tips and lists of things you should do to feel better when you feel depressed. Well, letโ€™s try to approach this in a different way. Here are nine things you should not do during a depressive episode.

1. Do Not Let Your Depression Define You

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Stop telling people and yourself, โ€œI am depressed.โ€ When you state it this way, it is just tantamount to letting depression define you. When you let depression become your identity, it becomes so much harder to break away from it. You have to remember that depression is just an illness that you are experiencing. Depression is not who you are. The sooner you get that into your head, the sooner you can get better.

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