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Why should I get support for handling my depression?

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Living with a chronic illness like depression can feel overwhelming. That's why it's important to seek depression support to help manage your mood and enjoy your life to the fullest. Whether from your spouse, your therapist, or a depression support group, you can find plenty of caring contacts available to give you much-needed support.

With the help of your depression support team, you can stay on top of your depression symptoms.

From: Depression Support WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

Mental Health America: "How can I find a support group in my community?"

DRADA: "Support and Community Services."

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-- Fifth Edition (DSM-5)

Fieve R. , Rodale: Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

Mental Health America: "How can I find a support group in my community?"

DRADA: "Support and Community Services."

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-- Fifth Edition (DSM-5)

Fieve R. , Rodale: Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

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