What To Do (And Not Do) When Depression Strikes

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Don’t reach for substances

“Don’t reach for things that can instantly self-soothe,” Dr. Seide instructed. Some may be thinking, well what’s wrong with a little wine when I’m down? The wine isn’t so much the problem as when you have it is. “Alcohol is tofu. It really depends what you’re adding it to,” Dr. Seide explained. Having it when you’re happy, with friends, is very different than having it when you’re slipping into a dark place.

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