What Kind of Help?
It can be hard to get moving out of a depression, so it is important to understand that some approaches can make a difference in terms of severity and duration. A physical exam with your medical doctor may reveal a medical condition that is influencing your mental state. Self-help books can spell out some of the lifestyle changes that can make a difference to your recovery: activity scheduling, social connection, exercise, diet, recognizing and addressing substance use and increasing your knowledge about mood disorders. In addition, there are a number of therapeutic approaches that may be helpful to you, some of which are linked to helpful websites such as these: