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Posted On: 2017-06-17 00:31:30
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How can Depression be Prevented?

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that Depression will become the second most serious health issue in the world by the year 2020.

Yet I believe that depression is preventable, not just on an individual basis but also at a National and International level.

If you are reading this question I welcome your opinion and suggestions on this topic especially how you think depression can be prevented.

I am seeking 'Crowd Wisdom'.

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5 months 2 weeks ago

Depression can hit anyone and prevention is not something that one can rely on. Let's say your most cherished person suddenly is killed, how would you PREVENT depression in this case? You can't, all you can do is cope and overcome depression. Some use drugs,(which can make things worse or kill you), others go to counseling, and then others throw themselves into something that takes their mind away, if only for a while, such as meditation. With meditation the more you practice and take your mind away, the better the results. It also works as a coping mechanism.
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7 months 4 weeks ago

Start to believe in Jesus. Jesus is able to cure soul and body.
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10 months 2 days ago

1.Take a rest when you are tire. A bath, a good sleep, a comfortable walk may help.
2.Don't always sit in front of your computer. Do more exercise (very important).
3.If you feel depressed, find a right person to talk to.
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10 months 2 days ago
tired.
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10 months 2 days ago
Thank you LelaW.
Rest, good sleep, more exercise, less sitting and someone to talk to are important when it comes to dealing with depression.
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11 months 5 days ago

Find 2 or 3 sports you like and do them on weekly basis.
Find 2 or 3 good causes and volunteer for them.
Start cooking healthy foods.
Stop watching the hate mongering and fear mongering Big Media, specially that sewage of humanity called Fox.
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11 months 5 days ago
Excellent suggestions 2.
Specially that of turning ON Life and liking fellow man and nature and turning OFF the depression causing hate and dark evil that pours out of right-wing Media the prime example of which is Fox.
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11 months 5 days ago
@raminvan ...

It seems you are a very sporty person.

Your suggestions are good however they require that the individual be motivated. Unfortunately many depressed individuals lack drive and motivation.

This lack is one of the symptoms of depression. Lack of appetite for some is also a symptom of depression.

This is the sad reality.
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11 months 5 days ago
@exexvina1974 ...

I like your suggestion "turning ON Life and liking fellow man and nature."

Now need a suggestion on how to TURN OFF negative media at the source.
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8 months 2 weeks ago
Maybe just turning of the TV, and when you turn it on selecting positive programs that you know that, after watching them you are generally in a good mood (or at least not in a bad one). I watch less TV than before and I personally feel better :) But it is just my experience after all.
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11 months 1 week ago

I believe that depression can be prevented by staying as mentally active as possible which includes trying out new hobbies, participating in family and social activities and keeping a positive attitude at all times!
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11 months 1 week ago
Yes, these are very good points. I totally agree with them.
I would also add to your good list:
1- Stop watching Hate-Mongering Fear-Mongering right-wing Media such as Fox
2- Start reading Liberal media which spreads what is good about Humans (about US)
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11 months 5 days ago
@ TheLawmowerMedic ... I like what you say, it seems like good prevention for alzheimer's too.

@exexvina1974 ... Watching negatively focused media is certainly detriment to good mental health as has been mentioned here many times.
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11 months 5 days ago
@TheLawnMowerMedic ... What you say is good however depression is a very complex state and the individual can be incapacitated to do some, or any of those things you suggested.
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8 months 3 weeks ago
I mostly agree with you about socializing, it is very important to prevent this! However sometimes it is not enough and in these cases I would also add that someone who is depressed should try to find a good Psychiatrist and/or someone to talk with...
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8 months 3 weeks ago
findind a good Psychiatrist and/or someone to talk with is highly recommended.
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