Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches us how to cope with mental problems by choosing our actions and by not letting negative thoughts and feelings take control of our behaviour. ACT can basically be described in two steps: 1) identify what is important to you 2) take concrete steps in that direction. The commitment part of ACT refers to the idea that we can achieve mental health by committing to actions that are consistent with our values. No matter how we feel, we can try to do the things that are most important to us, the things that give life meaning.
Learn essential techniques from ACT here: How to cope with depression by finding the meaning of life
There are many ways to treat depression and decrease depressive symptoms at home, without medication, including: Physical activity or exercise (as effective as