Healthy Living

LupusLine: Helping Lupus Patients One Phone Call at a Time

Steps to take to prevent and treat depression

There are a number of actions that can be taken to either treat or prevent depression.

  • Keep an open dialogue with health care providers to flag potential mental health issues.
  • Incorporate gentle daily exercises such as walking or swimming.
  • Learning about your disease, being prepared, and having the right knowledge about what might be happening to your body will help ease some of the anxiety that comes along with fighting lupus.
  • Find the right support system, visit online support groups, go to in-person support groups, and utilize free services such as LupusLine.