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InMoodRings-CommunityIN Mood Rings is an online community developed by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana (DBSAI) for people and families dealing with any type of mood disorder or substance abuse issue. It's designed to connect members to important resources as well as to provide emotional support, education and inspiration for all people dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.  INMoodRings.org is an online community that will help members find ways to be pro-active with mental health, stay strong and achieve goals by connecting people of similar interests with peer support groups and by building communities of information for sharing resources while making meaningful friendships and supportive relationships. Everyone with a mood disorder or substance abuse issue deserves to feel hopeful, supported and encouraged to love who they are.

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Coping with Depression in the New Year

Going into a New Year is always associated with resolutions and fresh starts. However, it can be a struggle for people coping with depression at this time; "snapping out" of their condition is not as easy and quick as a burst of New Years Eve fireworks. Whether you are helping others or yourself cope with depression, here are some helpful tips

 

Helping Other Cope With Depression:

 

- Offer emotional support, understanding, patience, and encouragement.

- Talk to him or her, and listen carefully.

- Never dismiss feelings, but point out realities and offer hope.

- Never ignore comments about suicide, and report them to your loved one's therapist or doctor.

- Invite your loved one out for walks, outings and other activities. Keep trying if he or she declines, but don't push him or her to take on too much too soon.

- Provide assistance in getting to the doctor's appointments.

- Remind your loved one that with time and treatment, the depression will lift.

 

Helping Yourself Cope With Depression:

- Do not wait too long to get evaluated or treated. There is research showing the longer one waits, the greater the impairment can be down the road. Try to see a professional as soon as possible.

- Try to be active and exercise. Go to a movie, a ballgame, or another event or activity that you once enjoyed.

- Set realistic goals for yourself.

- Break up large tasks into small ones, set some priorities and do what you can as you can.

- Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative. Try not to isolate yourself, and let others help you.

- Expect your mood to improve gradually, not immediately. Do not expect to suddenly "snap out of" your depression. Often during treatment for depression, sleep and appetite will begin to improve before your depressed mood lifts.

- Postpone important decisions, such as getting married or divorced or changing jobs, until you feel better. Discuss decisions with others who know you well and have a more objective view of your situation.

- Remember that positive thinking will replace negative thoughts as your depression responds to treatment.

- Continue to educate yourself about depression.

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