Our expert says:
Any of us can feel a bit down at times, have a spot of the blues. And that we can help ourselves out of by exercise, pampering, chatting to friends, whatever. But you're talking about DEPRESSION, which is a chemical disorder needing proper expert treatment. You can't stop it entirely on your own anymore than you could cure an appendicitis by thinking positively.
PLEASE see a good local psychiatrist if possible, or at least a really good local GP, for an assessment and a discussion of treatment options. These should include medication ( which takes a few weeks to show its full benefits but can be really helpful ) and counselling of the CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) form. With the right help you can move yourself right out of this wretched state of depression within weeks, and be feeling as well and cheerful as you deserve to be - not at all like this
If you dont have medical aid and cant afford to see a private doc, consider a GP, and also the nearest major state hospital / clinic, even via their casualty department, where they should be able to refer you to a state psych who will be able to help.
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