I Am Trying to Stay Positive But I Feel So Depressed 

Depression is a mental health disorder that can negatively affect how you feel, think, and behave. It is more than just feeling blue or sad for a few days. Depression is a serious illness that can cause a variety of physical and emotional problems. It can make it hard to concentrate, stick to a routine, or make decisions. Depression can also lead to problems with work, school, and your relationships. If you are struggling with depression, there is hope for you. If you are trying to stay positive but feeling so depressed, please reach out and let us help.

What Causes Depression?

Depression is a mental disorder characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed. It can lead to physical problems such as sleep disorders, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Depression can also interfere with a person’s ability to work, study, and take care of personal relationships.

There are different types of depression, and it can vary in severity. Some people with depression may only have a few symptoms, while others may have a more severe form of the disorder. Treatment for depression can include medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

Depression is a common mental disorder, and it is estimated that more than 300 million people worldwide are affected by it. Depression is the leading cause of disability, and it is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

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If you think you may be depressed, it is important to talk to a doctor or mental health professional. Depression is a treatable condition, and there are many resources available to help people who are struggling with it. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please text or dial 988 for immediate help.

Can Positive Thinking Help Depression

Yes, positive thinking can help depression. It can help to ease the symptoms of depression and make the person feel better. Positive thinking can help to elevate the person’s mood and help them feel more optimistic. Stress and anxiety will be reduced, leading to a more relaxed and happy experience.

Positivity Can Lower Depression

Positivity has the ability to lower depression in individuals. When a person is experiencing depression, they may dwell on negative thoughts and see the world through a dark lens. However, by making an effort to focus on the bright side, they can begin to see the world in a more positive light. This can lead to improved mental and emotional well-being. Additionally, positive thinking can help to increase resilience in individuals, which can be beneficial in dealing with difficult life circumstances.

15 Ways to Think Positively When Depressed

  • Take a break from social media and the news.
  • Make a list of things you’re grateful for.
  • Spend time outside in nature.
  • Exercise, even if it’s just a walk around the block.
  • Connect with friends and family.
  • Volunteer your time to help others.
  • Do something creative, like painting or writing.
  • Listen to upbeat music.
  • Read inspirational quotes or stories.
  • Watch funny videos.
  • journaling each day. 
  • Trying to eat healthy and balanced meals.
  • Staying hydrated 
  • Sleeping for at least 7 hours each night.
  • Practicing deep breathing and relaxation techniques.

We invite you to watch the Great News for You video on this page. God loves you and can help you through feelings of depression. Help is here and there is hope for you.

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If this video connected with you in some way, and you’d like to find out more about having a relationship with God and how His forgiveness and grace applies to you, a great place to start is praying the prayer below. The words themselves aren’t magic, but if you earnestly pray them and mean them, God will hear you! He’ll help you in ways you don’t understand, and we’ll help you find support and next steps.

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Jesus, I don't know You, and I don't know what Your plan is for me. But thank you for coming to die in my place. I'm sorry for anything I've ever done wrong in my life. I don't understand how You could ever forgive me, but if You really would, I would like to accept your free gift of grace and complete forgiveness. Please come into my life and take control, and help me trust You. In Jesus' name I pray,

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