What I do when I’m depressed

Contributed by: Suzie
Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May, 2009

Depression often goes hand in hand with pain. A person with chronic pain becomes isolated from others. To cope with depression I take my camera and get out for a walk or just a drive. I look for subjects or objects to capture on digital. In doing this, I forget my sad thoughts and focus on the task at hand. I often return home in a better mood.