Freedom From Depression Can Be Fleeting

Freedom From Depression Can Be Fleeting

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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Embrace Your Depression-Free Life While You Can

Freedom From Depression Can Be FleetingIf you are someone who has struggled with depression, you understand how terrifying the illness is. It is not something that can be compared to the common cold or flu; it does not just disappear after a couple weeks of medicine and rest. The effects of depression are difficult to deal with. The illness is stubborn and it takes time for the individual to just reach a point of contentment.

Being Around Others With Depression Can Bring You Down

For those battling depression, it can be difficult to hold onto any feelings of happiness, especially if those around them are going through a similar struggle. Sometimes, people feel guilty when they are in a great place, while others are feeling the opposite. It's important to remember how your body feels when you are genuinely happy with yourself and not let other people, even loved ones, bring you down.

How to Maintain Happiness

Depression can easily snatch away those happy emotions (signs, triggers for depression relapse). By continuously reminding yourself about why you are content with your life, you will find ways to push away the negative energy other people may carry with them. It may also be helpful, if you can, to separate yourself from others who are dealing with depression. You are the most important person in your life. Remember that if you want happiness to overpower any lingering thoughts of depression.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: Have you ever been affected by someone else’s struggle with depression? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.


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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. What is Narcissism?
  2. When A Depression Trigger Sneaks Up On You
  3. Difference Between Self-harm and Suicidal Behavior

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences with any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

  • 'Eating Disorders Could Start As Early As Elementary School'
  • 1 in 10 Schoolchildren 'Require Mental Health Interventions'
  • Sense of Invalidation Uniquely Risky for Troubled Teens
  • Exercise Protects Against Depression - But How?
  • What Are The Adult Health Consequences Of Childhood Bullying?
  • Poor Sleep Quality Associated With Increased Suicide Risk In Older Adults
  • How Memory Is Processed 'May Influence Risk Of PTSD'
  • Our Desire For Payback Exemplifies Our Capacity For Abstract Thought

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APA Reference
Aline, J. (2014, October 14). Freedom From Depression Can Be Fleeting, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 23 from

Last Updated: July 11, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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