Positive Social Contact

People with depression may find it difficult to interact with others. It may be a challenge to find the motivation to engage with others when you feel depressed, but friends and family can be a valuable source of support in times of stress, so it’s worth reaching out to them. Having positive social contact can help to lift your mood and build self-esteem.

Taking these first steps might include something like:

  • Visiting a friend or inviting them to your place or to go out
  • Having lunch or dinner with a friend or family
  • Going to the cinema or a concert with friends or family