Coping with depression – Best personal injury advice in Kingston-upon-Thames
If you have been overly stressed or picked on at work, then depression can be a natural side effect of this. Depression can actually be one of the most damaging types of injuries you can receive from work problems, as it lasts a long time and can reoccur at any time.
Because it is not widely understood, it can be difficult to know how to treat it as well. Here are some tips on coping with depression.
Depression is an illness that makes you want to retreat from the world and just stay in bed. At times it can seem almost impossible to leave your bed and go out, especially if you are no longer at work. You will find, though, that if you do get out as often as you can, you’ll feel better for it. And if you make it out a few times a week you should sense your depression lifting a little.
Get Into A Routine
As mentioned above, depression leaves you wanting to do nothing more than stay in bed. The best thing to can do for this is to make a routine and stick to it. Fill up your days with things to do, even if it is just small tasks like taking the bins out. But don’t beat yourself up if you fall out of your routine one day. Doing this will just make you feel worse about yourself and start the pattern over again.
If you have been placed on antidepressants then you may have already been told to avoid alcohol. But even if you haven’t you should steer clear of alcohol and non-prescribed drugs. Alcohol creates a temporary happiness that can make you dependent, especially as this lift is often followed by a crash as you sober up.
Do Things You Find Difficult
If you constantly push yourself to do small things you couldn’t do yesterday then you will have an ongoing sense of achievement that can make your days feel much more full, and you feel like you have fought back against your depression.
Speak To An Injury Lawyer
If your depression was caused by the negligence of your employer, or being overly pushed at work, then you may be able to claim compensation by getting the best personal injury advice in Kingston-upon-Thames.
To find a good injury lawyer you can call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500, or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team of friendly, helpful, advisers.
The team will talk you through your condition and why you feel your employer is to blame, and will give you a good idea of how likely it is that your claim will be successful.
If you decide to proceed you will be passed onto an injury lawyer who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, on a 100% no win no fee basis so that you don’t stand to lose anything.
Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Author: David Brown