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How do most people cope with depression?

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

Top 10 ways most people cope with depression

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#1 - Antidepressants

Generally to cope up with depression people use antidepressants as they are unable to hold their thoughts. They are into anxiety, stress and under a constant attack of overthinking. Hence they have lost control over their mind and do not know how to stop it. Therefore, they think the fastest way to shut down mind is medicine. Antidepressants do slow down the brain. It feels that mind has calmed down with these medicine dosages.

Pro of antidepressants

  • To an extent helps during severe or clinical or bipolar depression to shut down the brain and mind.

  • Expensive and lots of side effects


  • Do not take any antidepressants on your own. Consult a doctor first.

#2 - Counseling

Some people feel that they need to talk to someone. This is still a better way to begin with. Hence, to cope up with depression they go for counselling. It helps a lot when you start expressing what you are feeling inside. Suppressing emotions and thoughts never help. Therefore, counselling is a good coping mechanism during depression.

Pro of counselling

  • Emotions are released in a better way.

Con of counselling

  • Expensive


  • Do not wait until your mild or moderate depression becomes severe to meet a counsellor.

#3 - Therapy

Yet another way to cope up with depression is therapy. There are few people who prefer to go with therapy. They understand the side effects of medicine. They are aware that it is better to take a longer route than shortcut. Depression therapy may take some time but you wont regret for sure. In fact, once you will be out of depression using therapy for depression you will feel more lively and happy.

Pro of Therapy

  • Profound way to come out of depression without any side effects.

Con of Therapy

  • Residential therapies are expensive.


#4 - Exercise

People are mostly in mild depression use this method of doing exercise on their own to cope up with depression. Whether you have mild, moderate, severe, clinical, bipolar or unipolar depression, exercise is always a good way to cope up with depression. It is better to create your regular exercise routine on a daily basis.

Pro of exercise

  • Works as preventive and curative.

Con of exercise

  • Personal coaching, gyms etc. may be expensive.


  • No physical exercise may lead to various physical and mental health issues.

#5 - Buddy

During our research we also found that few people are coping up with depression by having a buddy. A buddy can be your friend, relative, colleague, neighbour or a loved one. It is difficult to share with anyone about your depression status. However, speaking to someone who can empathise with you is always the best option rather than taking short cuts of anti-depressants without prescriptions.

Pro of buddy

  • Great support system.

Con of buddy

  • Selecting a wrong buddy may not help you or adversely affect you.


  • Do not select a buddy out of impulsiveness.

#6 - Food

Proper diet always nourishes not only your body, but has significant impact on your mind. Your physical health, mental health and emotional health can be improved with healthy food. Temptation of junk food during the depression phase may happen. However, if you select healthy food like fruits, dry fruits, cereals, green vegetables, etc., then it helps you to cope up with depression with more ease.

Pro of buddy

  • Healthy food will positively impact your body, mind and emotions.

Con of buddy

  • Junk food will negatively impact your body, mind and emotions.


  • Do not get into eating too much or too less mode during depression.

#7 - Course

Interestingly many people cope up with depression by joining some or the other online course subject to depression. Self paced online courses are also good for coping up with depression. Live online course has an additional benefit of a handholding support. You can also try to find some offline courses in your nearby area by using google maps.

Pro of course

  • Self paced courses helps you to maintain your privacy.

Con of buddy

  • Many online and offline courses are expensive.


  • Courses are not merely for entertainment. Understand it and implement it.

#8 - Discourse

Yet many people feel that their depression is connected with their spiritual growth. Hence, they listen to various online and offline discourses conducted by spiritual masters. They want to understand the spiritual sign and significance of depression.

Pro of discourse

  • Deeper inquiry into spiritual aspect of life.

Con of buddy

  • If under the incorrect guidance of someone who is not on a high plane spiritually, then it might have adverse effects.


  • Select your spiritual guide wisely.

#9 - Group work

Many people join online or offline groups or forums where depression patients get together. In this way, they cope up with depression while giving each other mental and emotional support. One can receive help and motivation from such groups as overcoming depression becomes a group journey and one does not feel alone.

Pro of group work

  • Strengthens mental and emotional support system.

Con of group work

  • For those who are shy, not a team player, not open to share, then group or forum becomes a threat.


  • Choose your group wisely.

# 10 - Self Help

While we were doing our research on depression, we found that quite a few people who asked for self help solutions for depression. Usually most people are not aware that self help methods for depression exist. By maintaining your privacy, you can cope up with depression. Even if you are on medication, self help treatment becomes your supplementary tool. A perfect blend of various alternative therapies and treatments will help you to uproot depression from your life and be positive.

Pro of self help

  • Cost effective treatment maintaining your privacy.

Con of self help

  • You have to keep yourself motivated and strong throughout the treatment duration.


  • Only if you are 100% WILLING to overcome depression, then this option is the best option for you.

Most useful resources to cope with depression

Here are some powerful depression resources that will help you come out from depression with ease.

  • Reading - Depression Ebooks

  • Therapy - Self Help Online Depression Therapy for mild depression and moderate depression

  • Treatment - 45 Days Self Help Online Depression Treatment for mild depression, moderate depression, severe (clinical) depression, major depressive disorder, bipolar depression and unipolar depression.

  • PPD Treatment - 45 Days Self Help Online Postpartum Depression Treatment

  • Courses - Self Paced Online Depression Treatment Courses

  • Kits - Self Help Depression Treatment Audio kits and Full Kits in Hindi and English

  • Blog - Learn more about depression

  • Forum - Get your answers from Dr. Falguni Jani

Free resources to overcome depression

Discover the key to overcoming depression with our powerful online course. This course is facilitated by Dr. Falguni Jani, India’s leading integral psychotherapist. She provides expert guidance and support throughout the course by offering various practical techniques, tools and strategies needed to overcome depression. Her life experience of 25+ years in helping 1000s of individuals to beat depression has been accumulated in this course. Enrol now by joining the course and take the first step towards regaining your happiness and life. 

2. Start Diagnosis - Online depression test

The online depression test has been used by 34000+ people globally. It is scientifically researched and provides you with as an assessment of whether you are in depression or not. The test is researched and developed under the guidance of Dr. Falguni Jani. It is created using reference from WHO ICD 10 Code for depression.

Join our Overcome Depression Forum which is dedicated to supporting and helping individuals who are on the journey of overcoming depression with self help tools & methods. You can connect with a supportive community of like-minded individuals who understand the challenges of dealing with depression and also have overcome depression using self help methods. It is a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely share your experience, thoughts, questions and seek support. This forum is led by Dr. Falguni Jani. She will answer your questions within 72 hours. 

Discover effective strategies to overcome mild depression with our mild depression treatment guide ebook. This ebook provides practical tips and techniques to help you overcome mild depression with ease on your own. Written by Dr. Falguni Jani, you will get the best expert support in this step-by-step guide. With easy-to-follow methods, techniques and tools, you can choose your best treatment method from the variety of treatment options suggested by her for mild depression. 

Overcome moderate depression with ease from the effective treatment options suggested by Dr. Falguni Jani. With 25+ years of experience in treating depression patients, she has carefully given practical techniques which work for moderate depression. Choose whichever self-help treatment that suits you best and begin your journey to overcome moderate depression with ease. Download the moderate depression treatment ebook today and take the first step towards a happier depression-free life.

Going through suicidal thoughts happens to many during their battle with depression. Discover the ultimate guide to conquering suicidal thoughts during depression by with our ebook. Written by Dr. Falguni Jani, this book is packed with proven techniques and tools to help you overcome suicidal thoughts during depression. Lots of individuals have been benefited and have been able to overcome suicidal thoughts and gradually reduce their depression symptoms. Gain resilience, confidence, motivation and support through this ebook. 

7. Join Group - Wellbeing prayers

Join our Wellbeing Prayers group and experience the power of collective positive energy. This group is dedicated to promoting mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing through the practice of prayer. Praying has nothing to do with any religion. It is a safe and non-judgemental space which is not bound by religion or cult. It is open to all who believe in praying. By joining, you will have the opportunity to pray with like-minded individuals who share a common goal of finding inner peace and serenity. Together, we will create a supportive and uplifting community where you can seek solace, share your thoughts, and receive encouragement. Join us today and send wellbeing prayers to all.

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14 juil.
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Stress is a major cause of depression and we should work on voluntarily releasing stress to overcome depression. If it our loved ones who are going through stress we must help them as well


29 juin
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मैं समझ गया हूं कि अगर हम तनाव से बाहर आ जाएंगे तो डिप्रेशन में नहीं जाएंगे। इस अवसाद उपचार ने मुझे तनाव से पूरी तरह बाहर आने में मदद की है


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After some time of having these issues of depression and talking with friends and family, I decided that my mental health was not doing well and I needed help processing the issues I was having from that incident (depression, issues with relationship). I reached out to Yahalife. This was a huge help in my personal recovery and emotional well-being and lead me to some breakthroughs in my inner self that I hadn’t realized I needed.


28 janv.
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Great resources. Shared with my friends


28 oct. 2023
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बहुत सरल उपाय बताया। धन्यवाद!

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