How to cure depression?
Seriously. There are so many facets to depression that may require different approaches - whether a psychologist can help, whether medication is required, etc.
Feedback from others who are struggling with, or have conquered depression, can be great - but they may not be approaches that work for someone else's particular scenario.
Hopefully this thread will get some great feedback, but for anyone seeking specific advice: Talk to your doctor.
And don't start with "Oh but I know I'm depressed because I do this, or because I don't do that". That's, honestly, a bunch of crap. It's similar to people diagnosing themselves with brain tumours every time they get a headache.
Go to a professional, get a proper diagnosis if you have one, and then start from there. People over the internet can post inspirational quotes as much as they like, it's not worth anything.
1. Are you sure you have depression? Or just overwhelming stress? Identify it first by seeing a doctor. Get professional help. Psychiatrist, doctors and psychologist helps.
2. Do not seek answers from random internet strangers. Seek instead your local support group.
Not like illegal crap to get high, medication from a doctor. A large portion of people with depression suffer because of chemical imbalances in the brain and the right cocktail helps bring you back from the brink. It takes a while - everyone's chemistry is different - so be prepared to spend years getting the right dosages.
Also, physical activity helps. I took up weightlifting and when I can motivate myself to do it I feel loads better.
I find sharing my issues helps. Keeping it all bottled up doesn't help anyone.
When all else fails, dildos help.
Make a list of five things you can be proud of.
Make a list of the situations that make oyu truly happy from the inside
Write out where you are on one side of paper and Where you want to be on the other side. Draw a line between them.
In the middle of that line write where you feel you could realistically get within 6 months.
Realize that you are already on the right track and appreciate what you have, because what you have, are all the tools you will need to get to where you want.
Stop fearing your potential and go for it!
PS: Play loud upbeat music, even is you aren't into the genre.
Studies suggest that moving and listening even casually effects the release of the feel good hormones in your brain. (endorphine)
Voila depression cured probably, unless you have legit mental health issues at which point good luck and drugs aren't so bad mmkay.