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Writing Your Way Out of Depression

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Just remember, says Carlo, that how you write is not important. You're not going to be graded. Jot down phrases, skip the punctuation if you feel like it. "This doesn't have to be perfect," she says. To make the process more pleasing, Carlo suggests buying a journal that you will really enjoy using -- perhaps one with pictures, or one with colored pages -- and using pens or colored pencils that are fun and appealing.

"Just start to write," says Carlo. "Don't expect your writing to be monumental. It's the process that's important."

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