I have struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life. It’s an ongoing battle. I’ve attended anxiety groups, depression and trauma groups. In doing so I reached a place in my life where I can function again. I still have anxiety but I have better tools to help me cope. My niece always struggled with depression as well and her words were distraction is the key. I found myself turning to art and poetry, mostly poetry it helps keep my mind of the depression and is healing. I believe distraction is the key to an healthier you. I still have a ways to go but I am truly thankful for the mental health supports I could avail off to get me where I am today. Just try it distract yourself it helps.