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Action Plan for Depression and Healthy Living

Published on May 14, 2015
Authored by Pfizer Medical Team

Download Your Action Plan

Managing your depression is key to your quality of life and wellbeing. Getting information about depression from your doctor and continuing to take your prescribed medication is just the beginning of things you can do to ensure your health. This handy checklist will also help remind you to:

  • Get together with family and friends on a regular basis.
  • Take care of yourself and stay physically active.
  • Do things to allow for more breathing space, such as giving yourself permission to do less, and breaking big tasks into smaller achievable steps.

Check off items from the list below that you will be able to change or improve. Or you can write in your own action items

Get the facts about depression

Get information about treatment options from your doctor

Continue taking your prescribed therapy

Maintain and build healthy relationships

Take care of yourself and stay physically active

Simplify your life



1. Are the items that you have chosen achievable?  

2. What will you do to make these changes?


3. When will you make these changes?



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Quick Poll

After reviewing this tool, how likely are you to create an action plan to help manage your depression?


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