At some point in our life, we will go through some form of depression. Depression could be caused by many different things, such as death, overdue bills, involvement with a partner, or even work. Depression could be brought on by stress. Stress affects everyone differently and we all react to stress differently. Not one single person is the same as another. It is important to remember that because everyone will have a different treatment program. But even with considering that, there are many things you can do to avoid deep states of depression.

     The first thing you want to do is keep happy. I know it is easier said then done, but this is very important. Depression and stress will give you negative emotions that could put you at risk. You have to know what makes you happy, find it, and do it. You may feel like the entire world is coming down on you, but in all honesty, it is not. No matter what has caused this frame set in your mind, you have to be able to find what makes you happy and keep to it. When we are happy, we don't think about all the negative things going on in our life. When we are happy, we enjoy life.

     You have to remember that you are not alone. No matter how odd or special your situation is, someone has been there before, going through the same thing your are. Death is a major cause of depression. I know the power of death has great holds on you, but death is part of life. Eventually, everyone on Earth will be dead. When we lose someone close, it does hurt. We can never get them back. Any death can cause depression. When you feel like this, talk to someone. Let them know what you are feeling. Of course, you wouldn't say this to a complete stranger, but talking about your problems is a great way to deal with them.

     Another way to deal with depression is by writing or drawing. This may already be what you enjoy. Writing down your issues is a very important step to withhold. You may enjoy working on small engines or car engines. It all leads back to finding what makes you happy. If you don't know what makes you happy, try to find it.

     You can't change what is already done. If someone passes away, you can't change it. If you did something bad to someone, you can't change it. You have to let the past go and look toward the future. It is physically and mentally unhealthy. We can't live in the past either. Living in the past will only cause you a deeper level of depression. In all honesty, you can be anything you want to be in life. You may have to work hard for it, but you can. Live for today and quit beating yourself up because of past events and past mistakes.

     Depression can be caused by one single event or it may be caused by a chain reaction of events. In order to begin dealing with depression, you have to admit that you have a problem. Depression can cause several acts of  changes in someone's lifestyle. Individuals that are depressed will have changes to their normal lifestyles. They may no longer do things that they once liked.  They may tend to choose to be by themselves or no longer be social. If you know anyone acting like this, be a friend and talk to them. Depression is very serous and can lead to suicidal thoughts or acts.

     Some people may need professional help when dealing with depression. If you feel like this is something you can't do on your own, you need to get professional help. Depression can control your life and finding ways to deal with it in a positive way is crucial. It controls you on a physical level and an emotional level.  When dealing with depression, structure is crucial. Plan your day ahead. Make sure you hang out with friends and family who enjoy your company. Watch out for triggers. If a certain person or certain place reminds you of negative thoughts, make sure you stay away from them.

     When you are depressed, it may seem that nothing can make you happy. But that is wrong. You can't just sit there and do nothing about your serious condition. This only makes it worse. Find something that makes you happy and do it! Whatever it may be, it is crucial that you find it. If you feel like you can't, make sure you get professional help.