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21 Tumblr Posts That Have Your Back When You're Feeling Low

"You don't have to be sicker to get help."

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6. Even if you're properly looking after yourself, you might not get better overnight. It's OK to take your time.

8. Remember to actually set aside time to read, rest, and watch your favourite TV shows.


9. Take your medication, go to your therapist, attend support groups, and keep using the tools that are available to you.

10. Try being creative. Use paint, markers, crayons, and pencils to keep your hands busy.

12. Ignore that voice in your head that wants to put you down.


13. Build yourself an emotional toolkit you can turn to when things get tough.

14. Don't let your insecurities cripple you.

16. Because asking for help is really, really brave.


19. And don't forget to treat yourself like you would treat a good friend.

20. Distancing yourself from people who make you feel worse is a good idea.

21. And at any point if it's getting too much: Slow down, take your time, and breathe. You're only human.

If you need information and practical advice on depression, you can call the Rethink advice and information service on 0300 5000 927 (10am–2pm), if you’re in the UK.

The Depression Alliance, a charity for people with depression, has a network of self-help groups.

You can call the Samaritans for confidential support if you’re experiencing feelings of distress or despair on 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline).

And you can call the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255 at any time of the day if you’re based in the US.