Prevention of depression

It is always easier and more effective to deal with a problem before it even occurs. Same with depression. That is why it is important to constantly monitor and maintain your mental health.

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To maintain mental health, it is important to…

Exercise: An adult should exercise actively for at least 20 minutes a day, children are advised to exercise for an hour a day.

Adequate sleep: Although people’s need for sleep varies, eight hours each night is considered sufficient sleep. Good sleep tips.

Nutrition: A balanced and regular diet is an important basis for mental and physical well-being.

Avoiding drugs: This includes drugs (including cannabis), alcohol (which is depressing!) And nicotine addiction (people who smoke often experience more anxiety and other negative emotions).

Being outdoors: at least 20 minutes a day also helps prevent chronic vitamin D deficiency.


  • We can learn better problem-solving skills to deal with stress. Mastering these skills increases the chances that we will be able to get out of it as painlessly as possible in a challenging situation where we may be at risk of losing.
  • What we can learn and practice is to observe and train our thinking so that we worry less, there are fewer repetitive negative thoughts. Namely, it has been found that anxiety-related phenomena such as worry and fear often precede depression. If we can reduce them, we can prevent depression.
  • It is possible to remind yourself how to be more playful and creative, to discover something new for yourself. The signs of depression are that there are too few feelings that can be described as excitement, joy, interest, enthusiasm, pride. As we practice bringing these feelings into our daily lives, we can breathe more peacefully from depression.
  • A very important aspect to look at is relationships, both close relationships with the people who matter to us and social inclusion in a broader sense. There is always something that can be done to maintain and improve relationships. Coping with stressful life events, including depression, is greatly enhanced by the existence of supportive social relationships. Loss of important relationships or dissatisfaction with relationships is a risk factor for depression.
  • Awareness of attitudes towards depression and people with depression.



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