5 People Explain How They Beat Depression Without Prescriptions

Depression afflicts millions of people worldwide. It can occur for many different reasons: bad economy, family problems, failure, genetics, environment, lack of adequate hydration or exercise, and other factors.

Of course, for some people, medication is necessary to beat depression and we are not saying to get off your medicines or avoid going to a doctor if you really need help. However, emerging evidence shows that lifestyle changes can greatly improve symptoms of depression. 

A few people share how they beat depression without prescriptions. We hope it helps you heal too.

1. Keep fighting and turn to a higher power for help.

I’ve been having a lot of highs and (more) lows lately. Depression comes and goes but I’ve never had it bad enough that I’ve felt I needed medication. There’s always been a reason that caused my anxiety and panic attacks but I could usually fix it with diet and exercise.

This time was different. I was in a BAD place. I didn’t want to leave my home, cook or go to the gym. I was even pushing loved ones away. Sometimes all it takes is one negative thought to cause a spiraling down effect to occur and BAM – I’m at rock bottom. 🥀 ➖

Listen, I’m sorry this isn’t the typical IG “my life is perfect, look at how happy I REALLY am” post, but I can’t sugar coat the importance of Mental Health.. This is my current reality. Some days are harder than others.. but I’m still fighting. 💪🏾 Every story isn’t always a beautiful one and I think it’s vital for us to keep it real more often. ➖

Please don’t think you are the only one going through a storm. I know it’s heavy but My umbrella is up too and you are not alone. ☔️ ➖ God will let you down low enough to let you know that you need him and He will Bring you high enough to let the world know that He is with you. 🙏🏾 #HoldOn
#beatdepression #anxiety #mentalhealthwarrior #fightinganxiety.

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I’ve been having a lot of highs and (more) lows lately. Depression comes and goes but I’ve never had it bad enough that I’ve felt I needed medication. There’s always been a reason that caused my anxiety and panic attacks but I could usually fix it with diet and exercise. This time was different. I was in a BAD place. I didn’t want to leave my home, cook or go to the gym. I was even pushing loved ones away. Sometimes all it takes is one negative thought to cause a spiraling down effect to occur and BAM – I’m at rock bottom. 🥀 ➖ Listen, I’m sorry this isn’t the typical IG “my life is perfect, look at how happy I REALLY am” post, but I can’t sugar coat the importance of Mental Health.. This is my current reality. Some days are harder than others.. but I’m still fighting. 💪🏾 Every story isn’t always a beautiful one and I think it’s vital for us to keep it real more often. ➖ Please don’t think you are the only one going through a storm. I know it’s heavy but My umbrella is up too and you are not alone. ☔️ ➖ God will let you down low enough to let you know that you need him and He will Bring you high enough to let the world know that He is with you. 🙏🏾 #HoldOn #beatdepression #anxiety #mentalhealthwarrior #fightinganxiety

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SEE ALSO: Mum of 2, Paula Rumm Reveals How She Won Her Battle With Depression Without Medications

2. Don’t forget the importance of supplements and proper nutrition to balance your moods.

I started taking supplements about 2 years ago. Before that, I didn’t know anything about them, I believed they were a waste of money and that they wouldn’t make any difference to my health or depression.

But 2 years ago a friend introduced @usanainc to me, and within a few months of taking the vitamins consistently, I felt a noticeable improvement.

I felt clearer, more focused, more motivated. I felt lighter in my mind than I had felt in years. Mood imbalances, anxiety and depression have direct links to a lack of certain nutrients that your brain and body need to function well.

This is why food and supplements are the foundation of healing depression naturally. 💚 This weeks blog post is diving deeper into supplements that support depression recovery.

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I started taking supplements about 2 years ago. Before that, I didn’t know anything about them, I believed they were a waste of money and that they wouldn’t make any difference to my health or depression. But 2 years ago a friend introduced @usanainc to me, and within a few months of taking the vitamins consistently, I felt a noticeable improvement. I felt clearer, more focused, more motivated. I felt lighter in my mind than I had felt in years. Mood imbalances, anxiety and depression have direct links to a lack of certain nutrients that your brain and body need to function well. This is why food and supplements are the foundation of healing depression naturally. 💚 This weeks blog post is diving deeper into supplements that support depression recovery. Link in bio to read. 🤓 I also have a link in my bio for the supplements I take daily that support depression recovery if you’re interested. ✨

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3. Only look within yourself for answers to overcome depression.

You are responsible for your happiness. In fact, you create it. You attract it. You manifest it. You are the architect of your reality. You choose your thoughts, your perceptions and your reaction to external forces.

You possess all of the tools needed to expand your awareness, to orchestrate the evolution of your consciousness, to choose happiness, to choose love.

You are that powerful. | Creig Crippen |

I spent far too long unaware of my power. Too long unaware of the power of my choices. Too long spent feeling like a victim with no control over my own life.

I do not imply that you choose to be depressed. BUT healing is your choice. Healing is your responsibility. Happiness is your choice. You have the power to choose to create the life that you desire. This is within you already.”

SEE ALSO: ‘Marriage or having a child can’t fix it’ -Betty Irabor Touches On Depression & Finding True Happiness

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You are responsible for your happiness. In fact, you create it. You attract it. You manifest it. You are the architect of your reality. You choose your thoughts, your perceptions and your reaction to external forces. You possess all of the tools needed to expand your awareness, to orchestrate the evolution of your consciousness, to choose happiness, to choose love. You are that powerful. | Creig Crippen | I spent far too long unaware of my power. Too long unaware of the power of my choices. Too long spent feeling like a victim with no control over my own life. I do not imply that you choose to be depressed. BUT healing is your choice. Healing is your responsibility. Happiness is your choice. You have the power to choose to create the life that you desire. This is within you already. ✨

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SEE ALSO: Mom-Of-One, Linda Ikeji Unravels The Best Way To Stay Happy And It Is Spot On!

4. Write down what you’re feeling and question your thoughts.

I think one of the most valuable things I’ve ever done is hold myself accountable.
Hold myself accountable for my actions and reactions.
To get honest with myself about my feelings and my rationalities.
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To know the difference between when I’m allowing myself to have self destructive behavior and when my feelings are valid.

Because of this I have become so much more self aware. I take accountability when I’m being selfish, when I make mistakes, when I am the person who is wrong. But I also learned to not let others dictate how I feel or act.
To not let other people tell me I’m wrong or crazy for how I feel when I know it’s valid.

I’ve had chronic depression since as long as I could remember.
I remember being like 7-8 years old and not understanding my feelings.
I remember being 13 and being told that I was too emotional.
That I was dramatic and that my feelings weren’t valid.
I remember wanting to end it all because I had never felt more alone.

I’ve never known what it’s like not to have depression, it’s technically my normal and I’ve come to terms with it. I actively choose to not let it define or control me.

I have taught myself how to figure out if what I’m feeling is real or another trick my brain is making me feel. It’s not easy dealing with something you don’t quite understand.
But we can choose not to let it control us.
Sometimes it helps to write things down.

If you struggle too maybe this will help.
Write down what you’re feeling.
Exactly.

Write down what is happening in your life, but the trick is you have to be honest. Really honest.
Don’t say my life sucks, if you have a roof over your head, a job, food to eat etc.
Be honest about what is good and bad. And then take accountability for it.
If you feel sad but know that it’s not because your life is bad but because your mind is a little different. That’s okay.
Now that you have some perspective and some truth you can work on it.
Take accountability for yourself, be kind to yourself but also be honest.

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I think one of the most valuable things I’ve ever done is hold myself accountable. Hold myself accountable for my actions and reactions. To get honest with myself about my feelings and my rationalities. . To know the difference between when I’m allowing myself to have self destructive behavior and when my feelings are valid. . Because of this I have become so much more self aware. I take accountability when I’m being selfish, when I make mistakes, when I am the person who is wrong. But I also learned to not let others dictate how I feel or act. To not let other people tell me I’m wrong or crazy for how I feel when I know it’s valid. . I’ve had chronic depression since as long as I could remember. I remember being like 7-8 years old and not understanding my feelings. I remember being 13 and being told that I was too emotional. That I was dramatic and that my feelings weren’t valid. I remember wanting to end it all because I had never felt more alone. . I’ve never known what it’s like not to have depression, it’s technically my normal and I’ve come to terms with it. I actively choose to not let it define or control me. . I have taught myself how to figure out if what I’m feeling is real or another trick my brain is making me feel. It’s not easy dealing with something you don’t quite understand. But we can choose not to let it control us. Sometimes it helps to write things down. . If you struggle too maybe this will help. Write down what you're feeling. Exactly. Write down what is happening in your life, but the trick is you have to be honest. Really honest. Don’t say my life sucks, if you have a roof over your head, a job, food to eat etc. Be honest about what is good and bad. And then take accountability for it. If you feel sad but know that it’s not because your life is bad but because your mind is a little different. That’s okay. Now that you have some perspective and some truth you can work on it. Take accountability for yourself, be kind to yourself but also be honest . 🖤

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5. Join together in your community and spread awareness about mental health.

Last night was our very last meeting in preparation for the Out of the Darkness Walk tomorrow! We’d like to give a massive THANK YOU to all of the volunteers and community members that have supported us throughout this journey to spread awareness on the topic of mental health and suicide prevention. We hope to see you all at the event tomorrow at 6pm at Miami Lakes Park West! Together we will stop this suicide stigma! #sharethelove #OutTheDarkness #FindTheLight #makeitatrendtohelpafriend #helpafrienditsanewtrend #dontpretendtalktoafriend #mentalhealthawareness #stopthestigma #anythingispossible #addiction #recovery #positive #positivity #suicideawareness #life #dontgiveup #bestrong #stigma #depression #adhd #ptsd #bipolar #bipolardisorder #recovery #lawofattraction #psychology #longlivevic #suicideprevention #depressionhelp #mentalhealthsupport #anxietyrelief

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Last night was our very last meeting in preparation for the Out of the Darkness Walk tomorrow! We’d like to give a massive THANK YOU to all of the volunteers and community members that have supported us throughout this journey to spread awareness on the topic of mental health and suicide prevention. We hope to see you all at the event tomorrow at 6pm at Miami Lakes Park West! Together we will stop this suicide stigma! #sharethelove #OutTheDarkness #FindTheLight #makeitatrendtohelpafriend #helpafrienditsanewtrend #dontpretendtalktoafriend #mentalhealthawareness #stopthestigma #anythingispossible #addiction #recovery #positive #positivity #suicideawareness #life #dontgiveup #bestrong #stigma #depression #adhd #ptsd #bipolar #bipolardisorder #recovery #lawofattraction #psychology #longlivevic #suicideprevention #depressionhelp #mentalhealthsupport #anxietyrelief

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