Depression can knock you on your butt, but don’t let it keep you there. To get on your road to recovery, it’s important to have a plan of attack.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO BEAT DEPRESSION
A lot of guys have made it back from dark places they never thought they would be able to return from.
First and foremost, recognize that overcoming depression takes a team effort
Trying to put on a one-man show (i.e., doing it by yourself) won’t get the job done. Fighting depression becomes much easier – and more effective – with the support of family and friends. Developing a partnership with a doctor or counsellor is critical.
FIGHT DEPRESSION ON MANY FRONTS
Connecting with the right professional services is the key task, but there are many other tools to use against depression. This includes making changes to diet, sleep, physical activity, and interpersonal relationships.
PATIENCE AND PERSISTENCE ARE ESSENTIAL
It can be a long haul back to good health and there are going to be ups and downs along the way. Don’t give up. Gather your supports, find what works for you, and stick with it.
IT’S CRUCIAL TO ACT EARLY AND DECISIVELY
Many men who have recovered from depression wish they had reached out sooner. Get the upper hand on depression early - don’t wait to get worse before you take action.