Depression - I've been asked on several occasions "How do I get out of this vicious cycle?" or "Why do I keep getting dragged down?" My response is to start with self-exploration and some suggestions as follows. However, in severe cases where it's impacting your daily functioning (i.e. would rather crawl under a rock and hide all day, every day than face anyone or anything).....it's time to talk to a professional. In either case, these questions are a start:
* If you've felt like this in the past - what worked to help you through?
The quicker you find the positive(s) in your thoughts the more resiliant you can become to the effects of depression.
> As mentioned earlier, it is recommended to seek professional help if you feel the depression is so severe that you can't function in daily life or have thoughts of suicide. You deserve to be happy and resiliant again!