When teens are depressed, it’s always better to do something about it. Depression doesn’t merely go away. So, besides getting help from a therapist, here are a few pointers to help you better. Exercise. Take at least a 30-minute walk, jog, or bike ride. Teenagers that are depressed may not feel like being active but make yourself do it anyway. Once you get moving, it won’t take long to notice a difference in your mood. Besides exercising, nurture yourself with good nutrition because depression does affect the appetite. If depression has affected your diet, you’ll need to be extra careful of getting the right nourishment. As proper nutrition influences a person’s mood and energy, you must eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and regular meals. Identify Troubles. Try to find any situations that contributed to depression. Once you know what’s got you feeling blue and why, try to talk it out. Talking is an excellent way to release feelings and receive understanding solutions. Express yourself. A person’s creativity and sense of humor will be blocked. Therefore, exercise your imagination by painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc. Take out time to play a game or with your pet. Depression can affect a person’s thoughts by making everything seem dismal and hopeless. If it has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to focus on the good things in life. Try to catch one thing, then try to think of one more.