Feeling Depressed (cont.)
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If you are thinking about suicide, talk to someone about your feelings, such as your health professional or a close friend or family member you trust. Don't wait. If you are not able to talk with your health professional immediately, call your local suicide hotline or this suicide hotline (Canada and U.S.): 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255.
Positive actions and feelings can help lift your spirits. Although thinking positively may be very difficult when you are feeling depressed, try to consider the positive side of situations and events in your life.
Appreciate any moments when you have positive thoughts. The following tips may help.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment:
For a friend or loved one
If you think a friend or loved one is depressed, you may feel helpless. But you still may want to do something to help.
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