According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 16 million adults in America suffer from depression, so if that's something you face, you're definitely not alone. Even if your depression is being treated by a doctor, it can still be difficult to cope with.
Of course, it's hard to do positive things for yourself when you're struggling with mental illness. But there are definitely things you can stop doing to make your daily life a little easier, which might seem more manageable to you when things get bad.
Here are ways you're sabotaging your mental health — and what you can do to change these bad habits. Dealing with depression is never easy, but there are definitely things you can try to make that mental and emotional mode a little lighter.
It's worth noting that everyone's journey with mental health — including their coping mechanisms — vary, so you should always do what is best for you.