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10 Ways to Take Charge of Depression

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1. Spend Time with Friends

It’s not always easy to call up a friend or plan a dinner, but research says that social connections boost happiness and health and even contribute to a longer life. 

Other benefits? When you’re with a friend, your thoughts won’t be your only company. A buddy can offer advice and emotional support when you need it and let you know you matter to them.   If you want to make new friends, take a class or join a club. Anything that gets you out and about--among people--is beneficial. So get social!

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It’s so simple really: I was unhappy and now I’m happy. Now, even when I’m having a rough day, it’s better than my best day before treatment.

— Ashley Judd