Depression affects so many people. I believe there are several ways to overcome being depressed. 1st, and foremost, receive Jesus and His unconditional love for you. Keep your focus on His Word. 2nd, stop comparing yourself to everyone else and their situations. 3rd, be turned out instead of in. Do something nice for someone else. 4th, Create an atmosphere of Thanksgiving to God everyday even for the small things in life. I believe if people would practice these simple steps depression would be far from them.