You can prevent depression from taking control of your life by trying out some positive practices. Try these simple techniques, and take the first steps towards making depression a thing of the past:

  • Take a compassionate and self-accepting mindset to reduce any shame you may feel.

  • Reduce rumination by focusing your attention on the external here and now.

  • Recognise your negative thoughts as symptoms of depression, not facts.

  • Gradually reintroduce reinforcement back into your life by scheduling your activities.