The first step in treating any health, mental, or physical complication is talking to a qualified doctor or healthcare professional and depression is no exception. It is important for you to realize and remember that only a qualified medical practitioner can understand and help you overcome depression. The entire process revolves around talks, diagnosis, and discussions on available treatment options.
Always remember that antidepressants are not meant for depression unless otherwise recommended by a qualified medical practitioner and if you are self-prescribing them, you are doing no good to yourself. You are merely putting your precious life at risk. You need to understand that depression is not allowing you to think and act like a normal one and you must make every possible effort to think and act normal. You may be asked and ready to change your lifestyle to get out of depression. This may include exercising and eating a healthy diet. You must spend quality time with yourself and every one who makes you feel happy and special. You may even talk to a counselor or communicate via chat or email.
Last but not the least do make it a point to remember that depression is an illness that must be treated at the earliest so that you can understand the importance of life. Your life is not only precious to you but to your near and dear ones and you have no right to waste or struggle with it when everything to amend it is in your own hands.