I'm going to provide a few tips below on how to get better on your own. I also provide some useful links in case that you would like to study more or to seek extra help. These are general tips, and might be the only things that you would need in order to manage mild depression and anxiety. However, they are not enough for treating severe illnesses and you should also see a professional if you experience severe or persistent psychological symptoms.

1) Stop abusing drugs and alcohol!

If you want to pick just one out of all tips, then please choose this one! Alcohol and drugs make mental illnesses worse.

2) Do outdoor exercise regularly!

Regular exercise is the healthiest way of reducing depression and anxiety. Fresh air and sun also lift your mood, so do exercise outdoor! 

3) Eat healthy and lose a few kilos!

Junk food can make you depressed and anxious. Your sense of wellbeing improves if you follow a healthy diet and lose a few kilos.

4) Learn how to manage stress!

There are great books and online courses. They help you learn how to manage stress, anxiety and depression at your leisure.

5) Hang out with loved ones!

Close friendships and compassionate relationship can support you through stress and protect you against depression.

6) Start something new for fun!

Hobbies and volunteer work are great ways to take your mind off, forget your worries, and enjoy your time with others.

7) Use vitamins & supplements wisely!

You don't need to take vitamins unless you have a vitamin deficiency. Fish oil might sometimes be helpful.

8) Sleep well to feel well!

A solid night sleep for 6-9 hours improves your mood and wellbeing.

1) Stop abusing drugs and alcohol!

If you want to pick just one out of all tips, then please choose this one! Alcohol and drugs make mental illnesses worse.

2) Do outdoor exercise regularly!

Regular exercise is the healthiest way of reducing depression and anxiety. Fresh air and sun also lift your mood, so do exercise outdoor! 

3) Eat healthy and lose a few kilos!

Junk food can make you depressed and anxious. Your sense of wellbeing improves if you follow a healthy diet and lose a few kilos.

4) Learn how to manage stress!

There are great books and free online courses. They help you learn how to manage stress, anxiety and depression at your leisure.

5) Hang out with loved ones!

Close friendships and compassionate relationship can support you through stress and protect you against depression.

6) Start something new for fun!

Hobbies and volunteer work are great ways to take your mind off, forget your worries, and enjoy your time with others.

7) Use vitamins wisely!

You don't need to take vitamins unless you have a vitamin deficiency. Fish oil might sometimes be helpful.

8) Sleep well to feel well!

A solid night sleep for 6-9 hours improves your mood and wellbeing.