Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. Over decades of healing experience, I describe here what I see energetically, in addition to my 70 years of life experience. These are solely my own observations.
There are various ways to combat depression, depending on its severity and origin.
One thing everyone can do on their own is work on breaking the loop of energy causing the cycle of vibrational imbalance. You can do this by searching for a positive vibration within yourself and around people within your environment. We can always find something negative about another person, but looking for good in the other helps us practice looking for the good within ourselves.
Of course, amid depression, that’s the last thing you feel like doing. The reality is each person is different, each event is different, and how each person perceives is different. You can listen to the instructions on how to override the effects of your depression, but it’s another thing when you HAVE depression to muster the will to activate any of those techniques. Instead, what comes out of you is, “Yes, I know how to do that, but s***, I shouldn’t have to! The Universe should always make me feel comfortable!”
That’s just human nature.
When you’re in a deep state of depression, your brain will always dismiss what anyone tells you. When you’re dealing with enormous waves of emotion, it’s extremely difficult to make a breakthrough — especially when everyone is telling you to pick yourself up by your bootstraps. “Why are you depressed? There is so much life has to offer.”
Depression needs to be looked at in a much deeper way. We need to look at the person’s individual environment, in addition to their judgment of themselves in relationship to expectations of self and of the society. The question they are asking underneath it all is, “Why am I different?”.
Eating healthy foods, exercising, possibly taking certain herbal supplements can sometimes balance out your brain chemistry and alleviate depression; but again, it all depends on the person and the circumstances. There are studies that show exercise can give you the same results as an antidepressant, but with excellent side effects. Spending time in nature can restore and rejuvenate you.