You may recall that the genesis of my new healthy lifestyle (and, subsequently, this blog) was a period of intense anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I do not want to give the impression that I think you can “cure” depression by eating an apple and doing some aerobics. If you are experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, please seek immediate, professional help. If you are in the United States, a good place to start looking for a psychologist is on the American Psychological Association website. You can also call your health insurance provider for a list of therapists in your area.
When it comes to total wellness, diet and exercise are just part of the equation. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s better to ask for help now than to be beyond help later.