Depression is one of the most common mental health struggles that millions and millions of people deal with each and every day. Depression can impact anyone, and chances are, it has impacted you in some way – by you experiencing depression yourself at some point, or knowing someone who has or is struggling with it now.

Medication can be a very helpful way to treat depression, but there are also non-drug remedies for depression that have been shown to be as, and in some cases more, effective than medication. Here are several non-drug treatments for depression that are backed by research.