(A negative comment with Merri Ellen's response below...)
I been suffering from depression for 25 years. When I saw this website about cure-your-depression I figured why not take a look. I understand that person that wrote all about depression has many years of experience and a great education so you must give them a certain amount of respect. However, reading about depression, studying about depression, and talking about depression is completely different than having depression.
Step 1 is to diet and exercise. Sounds good on paper but in reality exactly how depressed you are and how long have you been down will determine what your capable of doing. For example, a person with major depression than has been down for a while can barely get out of bed and put his pants on in the morning. To tell him that he needs to diet and exercise at this stage of depression is crazy. Suggesting that somebody diet and exercise works for someone that is mildly depressed for a short period of time not for someone that is truly depressed.
I received step 4 today-positive thinking. I'm sorry, but whoever wrote that doesn't know or understand depression at all. Positive thinking is good for the mild depressed person but for real depression its a joke. Real depression wipes out any possibility of positive thinking. Step 4 did give me a good laugh which helped elevate the depression a little bit so it did help in that regard.
Thanks for your honesty. I understand what real depression is and that it affects how we respond to things. That was me too.
When depressed, we see everything in a negative light. So, I understand why you would respond this way. Be encouraged. Don't give up. Real depression takes a real decision to implement proven research. Remember - this research isn't mine - it's based straight from proven studies. It takes faith and action, however, to implement it.
When I read this research, my initial response wasn't so hot either. However, I made up my mind that I'd rather live fully than merely exist. Don't give up. You are worth it!
Take one step at a time.
Thanks again for sharing Daniel. Thanks for your honesty.