Everyone feels “blue” from time to time, but when depression deepens or persists for a long time, it can suppress your energy for living and make you more vulnerable to disease by dampening the immune system. Depression is sometimes a warning that may help you to protect your mental and physical health. It can be viewed as a signpost, signaling “It’s time for a change.”

The first thing a depressed person stops doing is moving. Exercise becomes intolerable. Just a few minutes time breathing oxygen (with a citrus aroma) can lift that feeling of depression giving you that chemical balance that is needed to feel well and be well. Oxygen will improve circulation sending invigorating oxygen to your brain and all your muscles. Oxygen will flush toxins from the body as well. Often depression sneaks in slowly, as breathing patterns change from too much sitting at a desk, stress, age, or illness. only 10 minutes of pure oxygen will bring a breath of fresh air to the brain and other parts of the body. Oxygen will cleanse parts of the body and mind where depression hides.


To further support the fact that a lack of oxygen may contribute to depression, the eight inter-mountain states of the American West, sometimes called the Suicide Belt, have high elevations and the associated thin air. Now, researchers say the low oxygen in these areas is linked with signs of depression, and could potentially even contribute to suicides in some regions.

In 2012, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico all had suicide rates exceeding 18 per 100,000 people, while the national rate was 12.5 per 100,000 people, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

These states tend toward higher elevations, and several studies have identified living at higher elevations as an independent risk factor for suicide. Other studies have also found that rates of depression increase with elevation and may contribute to increased suicide risk.