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Tips To Alleviate Depression


By Lauren Walters

According to, “There is no health without mental health. In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at one time in their lives. While there is no quick fix or one-size-fits-all for overcoming depression, the following tips can help you manage depression so it does not manage you.” Mental health is an integral component of one’s daily routine. Therefore, how do you manage your mental health? In particular, how do you alleviate symptoms associated with depression? This article will provide the reader with strategies to alleviate symptoms associated with depression.

Beware Of Rumination

According to, “Many ruminators remain in a depressive rut because their negative outlook hinders their problem-solving ability.” In other words, rumination occurs when individuals constantly overanalyze situations. This can lead to depression. However, how do you overcome rumination and become less depressed. According to, the following can be stated:

· Remind yourself that rumination does not increase psychological insight.
· Take small actions toward problem-solving.
· Reframe negative perceptions of events and high expectations of others.
· Let go of unhealthy or unattainable goals and develop multiple sources of social supports.

Therefore, focus less on rumination but rather problem-solving to overcome depression.

Focus On What You’re Doing Right

It is easy to discount the positive and focus on the negative. When you focus on the negative, your self-esteem and confidence level can drastically decrease. This can result in depression. The question remains how do you focus on the positive as opposed to the negative. According to, the following can be noted:

At the end of the day, write down three things you did well. No need to over think this, and no act of taking the high road is too small. For example, “When my coworker emailed the budget proposal, he forgot to cite a source. Rather than get upset, I spent two minutes researching the answer and added the information myself.”

Therefore, it is always essential to look at a situation from a positive perspective as opposed to a negative perspective. As a result, you will become less depressed.


With that said, there are many ways to alleviate symptoms associated with depression. This article has provided the reader with two of them, including being aware of rumination, as well as focusing on what you’re doing right, as opposed to what you’re doing wrong in a situation or an event.

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