How you battle the blues
Experts say exercise, living in the moment and connecting with others are the best ways to prevent mental illness. We asked ABC News Online readers how they cope with anxiety and depression.
- Read Cassie White's story here, then see what you had to say about it below...
- — (@mikestuchbery)Sun, Oct 10 2010 21:01:59@cassie_white I try to get a good night's sleep. I also make sure I'm eating well. I stay the hell away from caffeine and sugary stuff.
- — (@madeinmelbourne)Sun, Oct 10 2010 21:10:50@cassie_white reach out to people who really understand (not just say they do), retreat into a book, pare down commitments, ask for help
- — (@christoforpaine)Sun, Oct 10 2010 22:23:31@cassie_white A key for anxiety is trying to NOT ignore it: allowing oneself to be uncomfortable until it passes. Otherwise it's perpetual.