Every one of us all have to find what works for us, especially with coping mechanisms for depression.
Some of it involves discovering the ways in which we become triggered in our environments so we learn ways to avoid or resolve those triggers in the first venue.
But it also involves finding healthy ways to bolster our own moods and weekly mental health. I bought a bicycle recently that I use to navigate our vast city whenever I guess down or need a mental boost. While I don’t get nearly as much time as I would appreciate for riding our bike or doing other outdoor recreation activities, I always cherish the times when I do. It’s a nice thing having a activity that gets your mind off setback thoughts and the stress that accumulates in your life. But I’ll be the first to admit that some of us need chemical coping mechanisms from time to time, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I tried antidepressants because I was really interested in improving our chronic depression and that is the medication our psychiatrist suggested I try first. While these SSRIs inevitably didn’t labor out for myself and others after trying and failing to respond to numerous different medications, I think of people who improved after they tried 1 or more of the drugs. Instead, I use medical marijuana and have a medical marijuana card in our current home state. I have a cannabis physician who writes a recommendation for marijuana that I take to the state Department of Health who then problems myself and others a medical marijuana card that I can use at cannabis dispensaries to purchase medical cannabis products. I appreciate inhalation products care about cannabis vaporizer pens, cannabis flower products, and cannabis concentrates. I tried using cannabis edibles, but they stopped being effective for myself and others fairly abruptly.