There are simple actions you can take to help yourself

I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling sad and depressed. It can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, but there are things you can try that may help improve your mood. Here are a few suggestions:

#1 Connect with others

Spending time with friends and loved ones, or even just talking to someone on the phone, can help lift your mood and provide a sense of support.

#2 Exercise

Regular physical activity can help reduce feelings of depression and improve your mood. Even a short walk can help.

#3 Get enough sleep

Not getting enough sleep can make you feel more depressed. Try to get 7–9 hours of sleep each night. See 10 Easy Things You Can Do Today to Get the Best Night’s Sleep Ever.

#4 Eat a healthy diet

Poor nutrition can contribute to feelings of sadness and low mood. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and limit sugary and fatty foods.

#5 Find activities that you enjoy

Doing things you find enjoyable, such as hobbies, can help you feel better and provide a sense of accomplishment.

#6 Seek professional help

If your feelings of sadness and depression are interfering with your daily life, it may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional. They can provide additional support and suggest treatments that may be helpful.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a health professional if you have any other questions or need additional support.