Sunday, August 9, 2009

Health tip

Empower Yourself

If you suffer from depression or a related condition, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggests a few options, in addition to therapy, that can help you improve your mental health:

* Join a support group.
* Spend time with others.
* Participate in activities that make you feel good.

NIMH also reminds us that depressive illnesses can make you feel exhausted, worthless, helpless, and hopeless, so it's important to realize that these negative feelings are part of the depression and will fade away (not unlike your fat!) as you do the work and the work begins to take effect. Bottom line: Do what you can to stay healthy and you'll raise the bar on your quality of life.