How To Combat Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Life can be complicated and with the complications that we all face from time-to-time come the risk of stress and depression. One in four people will experience mental health problems in their lives. While this may include more severe problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar, or borderline personality disorder, for the vast majority of people it will be generalized anxiety or depression. 

Stress can trigger us into feelings of anxiety and depression. But how can we overcome them? 

In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways that you can fight the signs of stress, anxiety, and depression in your life.

Speak With Someone You Trust

They often say that a problem shared is a problem halved. One of the best ways of dealing with your mental health problems is to talk about them with someone who cares about you. By talking about your mental health problems, you’ll be able to gain a new perspective on them and hopefully, you will start to overcome some of the feelings that are weighing you down. 

Speak With Your Doctor 

If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression in your life, then you should visit your doctor. Your doctor may be able to advise you about courses of treatments including antidepressants or talking therapies such as cognitive behavior therapy

Find a Therapist 

Find a therapist who will be able to help you with your specific mental health problems. There are lots of different types of counselors, and many will have differing approaches to the way that they will treat you. Find a therapist that you feel comfortable opening up to and that will help you with your problems. 

Use CBD and Other Alternative Medicines

CBD is a naturally occurring remedy that comes from the same plant as cannabis. It is used for the treatment of stress and anxiety and is growing in popularity. It is completely legal in many parts of the world and is safe to use as it doesn’t have any of the addictive or psychoactive properties associated with cannabis. Because there is no high, you can take as much of it as you need. 

Another area that you may want to look at is psychedelics. Psychedelic Spotlight provides a hub of information about the medicinal uses of psychedelics.  Psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, are now being evaluated in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of depression. Research conducted at Johns Hopkins University has confirmed the robust spiritual significance of psychedelic experiences at high doses of psilocybin, while researchers have shown in clinical trials that high-dose psychedelics such as psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca exert rapid, significant, and enduring antidepressive effects.

Get A Good Night’s Sleep Every Night

All adults should be aiming for at around eight hours’ worth of sleep each night. Try to ensure that you have a good routine of going to bed at a regular time each night. If you are someone that struggles to get to sleep each night, make sure that you turn off your mobile phone an hour before bed and don’t use it. This is because the blue light emitted from the screen can cause you problems going to sleep. You could also spray lavender essential oils onto your pillowcase before you go to bed each night and this will help to settle you down.

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Andrea Wilson is a 25-year-old writer and artist who enjoys tea, reading and working out. You can find her in front of a book or at the gym.

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