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Ideas for Coping with Mild Depression

  • Exercise regularly. Walking, bicycling, jogging, dancing and doing other aerobic exercise can improve your mood.

  • Don't abuse substances. Alcohol and illegal drugs are closely linked to depression. Their use can contribute to or worsen your condition.

  • Talk to someone. Talking with a friend or family member about events and situations that are causing you stress can help you gain perspective.

  • Join a support group. Talking to people can be very useful. Many hospitals and community mental-health centers sponsor self-help support groups.

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