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The stigma associated with mental illness is still a powerful one, this despite around 30% of the population experiencing symptoms every yearly.

One of the barriers that prevent people with depression seeking help is the assumption that any treatment automatically means medication. There are many ways to combat depression, especially in its mildest form, without the need for antidepressants.

Mild changes in mood are normal

While a fluctuating mood can be a sign of a more serious depression, it is important to note that everyone from time to time experiences low mood. Feeling down on occasion is not necessarily a sign of depression.

Exercise

Exercise can help on many different levels, releasing endorphins, breaking negative thought patterns and giving the sufferer a sense of purpose and control over their lives.

Just three hours of exercise a week can be sufficient in improving mood, while physical health has a strong association…

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