Okay, I don't really know a lot about depression so I'm just going to tell you things that i do when I have a bad day. If you have a friend or someone to talk to, that's great! Even if it's just a journal that you write your feelings that day it can help.
Go see a funny movie or read a good book. One thing that helps me when I've had a stressful day is to do random acts of kindness for strangers. I don't know if these will help you or not, but I know that you can get through this because you are an awesometastic nerdfighter!
Tal ALOT! find people in the same situation as you and talk with them.
get a lot of sunlight (not from a solarium, don't want skin cancer).
exercise, it is a well proven fact that being fysically active releases endorphins which amongs other things also helps with communication between the receptors in the brain.
I hope it helps, it helped me ( and stil do on a daily basis)
Best wishes :-)
and 35 minutes later I notise that I missed a K in talk, that is just awsome, don't write things at 5 in the morning!
I have depression. I have for a while. It was the worst when I was in high school, and just after I got married. I know what you mean by "the medical depression, not just the plain old sad depression." That feeling that you're always sad. Sometimes there is a reason, sometimes there's not. Sometimes there not being a reason gives you a reason, because you ask yourself why you're sad when there is no reason. My is coupled with a great deal of self loathing. I'm not sure if you get that fun little side effect...
I guess all this rambling is just so you know that I'm not just blowing smoke. I know I do not know what YOU feel, but I think I have an incling, because of what I've felt. What helps me is to think that I only have to deal with today. There are things in my future that will be hard, but I can't think of fixing those things all at once, that's impossible, I can only do what I can within the twenty four hour period I'm given, and I'll try to focus on getting those things done, which will hopefully take care of the future. I have a lot more tips. I'll just shoot you a friend request and know that if you need a listening ear or whatever, I might be able to help.
I've had some experience with depression. It's tough.
What helped me most was forcing myself to spend as much time as possible with friends and people who love me, and getting away from the computer screen.
One thing that you have to be sure to remember is that there are always people who feel the same way as you. I was recently at a girl-bonding thingy (silly, I know, but great) and they asked us to raise our hands for different things that apply to us. I was really surprised by how many people felt the way I did. You're not alone, and you'll never be. If you walked up to a RANDOM STRANGER on the street, odds are they would help you with something.
Look up the it gets better campaign, I know that it is more about bullying, but it helps.
Good luck <3
Go outside and play at a playground with somebody. Maybe your best friend or just somebody you sort of know and think would be cool to be friends. I don't care how old you are, it works.
Know you rock.
Open your windows in your house and air it out.
Call your mom/grandma/sister/aunt/cousin and tell them you love them.
Ask your grandparent's about their childhood.
Change up your look. Do something as subliminal as a new shade of lipstick or wear your hair different. Dont care who notices.
go shopping with friends. (if you're broke, go WINDOW-shopping)
i hope this helps. :D