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Topic: H.A.L.T. Depression

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  1. You're #1
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    2 January 2020
    An acronym for helping combat depression that my mum used to say is H.A.L.T, so don't be Hungry, Angry, Lonely Tired. If you tick those boxes, your depression might be more manageable. This has helped me cope with extremely severe depression which I've had for 12 years.
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  2. Croix
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    4 January 2020 in reply to You're #1

    Dear You're #1~

    You are absolutely right, depression, like many things, responds to our ordinary everyday state. That is not say it is a cure-all, but it definitely helps if one does not have one or ore of those things dragging you down as well.

    I think your use of the words 'more manageable' are well chosen. Although one has to rely on many forms of support, medical and personal, gaining experience in managing the illness is really necessary. It always helps me to know I've been through it before, and come out the other side. That is, for me, a form of managing, as is avoiding triggers.


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