Sunday, March 31, 2013

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO ALLEVIATE/REDUCE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION



There are many natural therapies that you can utilize to help ease or alleviate your depression; in addition to your conventional talk therapy and medications, if you choose too.  Please consult with your doctor and pharmacist if you decide to take any herbs along with you medications.  There can be negative interactions; especially with St. Johns Wort. 

You would be surprised how simple things like walking everyday for twenty minutes in sunlight can improve your mood and help you sleep better.  Supplements can also help your depression as can eating healthy. Yoga is excellent for you mentally and physically.  Meditation can reduce blood pressure, relieve stress, and open your mind and consciousness to light and a Higher Power.  Journaling can put you in touch with your feelings.  Visualizing and affirming your dreams and goals are positive steps toward a healthier and productive life. Having a grateful heart puts a positive perspective on things.
There are natural therapies I will discuss in the next posts.


EXERCISE
YOGA
AFFIRMATIONS AND VISUALIZATIONS
MEDITATION
JOURNALING
A HIGHER POWER
EATING HEALTHY
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF
A CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
EXPRESS YOURSELF
YO












DISCLAIMER

The Blog, Black and Blue is not a substitution for direct, personal, professional mental medical care and diagnosis. None of the advice, or natural therapies and supplements mentioned should be used without clearance from your physician or mental health care provider. The information contained within this blog is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice, or any other advice whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. I am not a licensed mental health therapist and nothing on this website should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.





Sunday, March 10, 2013

WHY YOU MUST GET HELP

Depression
does not go away by itself. You need to get help before it gets worse.

Depression can impact how long we live.  It affects our brain, heart, and ultimately our bodies physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually, psychologically, and spiritually.

When you seek help for the first time, it is important to talk to a therapist as well as taking medication (depending upon your diagnosis), until you are stabilized and starting to feel better.

Depression is the #1 cause of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Other Addictions.

Depression can be an all-pervasive emotional - mental -physical source of misery. It's hard to hurt so completely and for so long without seeking some relief from the pain.

These "self medications" need not be chemical. People have been known to abuse just about anything you can name in an effort to distract themselves from an untreated depression: food, sex, TV, gambling, work - even romance and religion.

There are many alternative natural and supplemental therapies that you can utilize, along with the traditional treatments which I will discuss in future posts.

 
The problems of alcoholism
and drug addiction
have strong links to depression.
The search for highs may often begin as a flight from lows.
Nathan S. Kline, M.D.

 
 
 
 
 
 




















Sources: How to Heal Depression
                Harold H Bloomfield, M.D.                
                Peter McWilliams
 
 
 
 
 



DISCLAIMER

The Blog, Black and Blue are not a substitute for direct, personal, professional mental medical care and diagnosis. None of the advice, or natural therapies and supplements mentioned should be used without clearance from your physician or mental health care provider. The information contained within this blog is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice, or any other advice whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. I am not a licensed mental health therapist and nothing on this website should be misconstrued to mean otherwise.



 
 
 

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