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Health Tip: Healthy Ways to Deal With Sadness

(HealthDay News) -- Sadness is a normal emotion that often accompanies loss, says Gundersen Health System. Big life events, such as the end of a close relationship or the death of a loved one, can spur feelings of sadness.

Gundersen Health System offers healthy ways to deal with sadness:

  • Allow yourself to be sad. Cry if you feel like you need to.
  • Listen to music or spend time with family and friends.
  • Think about the context of the sad feelings.
  • Remember that emotions are changing and will come and go.
  • Know when sadness turns into depression. Get help if this happens.

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