On this site I posted two times, look it up a post from a great survival blog, the title,” 'When the anti depressants Run Out'.
In that post are many herbal helps,
Herbs , just look up herbs for depression there are many, try some until you find out what works for you. Not all herbs work for all people, each one is different and it may take trying a few and finding the right dosage for you until it helps. (SAD), I have said, light therapy, this is a must, sit under a bright light 20 min a day, insomnia , depression is gone, just by light therapy, if it is (SAD) for major depression, it is both Physiological, physical, and spiritual.
In this message I will deal with the spiritual aspect.
There is a war for your mind, demons want to mess with your head, I have posted enough on Spiritual warfare, so this is different.
Prayer, study of the word, and esp. helping others, helping others is not only a Christian duty and our call, but I have seen time and again, when a person is really down, going out and helping someone, visit the sick, give, help, you will soon see you start to forget your own problems, this beloved works as well as anything one can do.
The other thing is YOU, This is about YOU, what do YOU do to help yourself , other than helping others.?
My 'go to' verse’s any time I am down, thinking negative is the well known portion of Philip Ch 4. Right thinking.
Php 4:6 Be careful( Anxious ) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Php 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
In times of great stress, perplexity and yes deep depression, it is hard at times to read the bible, at times when you do it seems like its just in another language, it is not getting through, this can be overcome, and it will pass in time. Take just the Philp Ch 4 portion and read it again and again, if that is all you can read, get it deep inside you, and in time it will help.
The best prayer when in depression, anxiety, perplexity, disrepair, is. 'HELP! HELP ME LORD'.
There are times when that is all you can say, I have been there, and it still is heard in heaven and still gets results, do not over look a simple cry for help, it will come.
Prayer, the word, esp. Helping others, herbs, supplements all together can bring you, in time out of this storm of depression, try it, it works. I have seen over the years helping people with anxiety, depression, I have found by far the best supplement is not an herb. It is B-Complex and a combination of Calcium, magnesium, Zinc and 20 min of light. This alone, and no herb has done wonders, but there are great herbs you can take.
Lord bless you and be at peace.