Originally on Quora here.
I don’t have the answers for you as I’ve never suffered from depression.
With that, I don’t want to come across as insensitive. Any answers directly from me would be under the category of “Just snap out of it” or “Get over it.”
I know that’s going to piss people off only.
However, I’m an angry guy. I do a lot of reading on anger and also the link between anger and depression.
I find the following few sources to the most helpful in the internet. Do take the time to read. I hope it helps:
Although The Art Of Manliness is catered towards guys, the information inside is by far the most extensive when it comes to depression. It has scientific facts along with a personal story you can relate to.
Please do yourself a favor and read it.
And… here’s a few pictures of encouragement. Don’t know if you saw it yet, but Wentworth Miller definitely has some encouraging things to say.
And I think that’s the best piece of advice ever: Get help.
Hope this helps!