A good counselor can do much more to help you than well meaning friends.Do not drink or do any drugs when you experience feelings of depression. People turn to drugs and drink in order to help them out, but it only makes things worse. Often, the urge to do drugs or have a drink can become a dependency.Take your anti-depressants the same time daily, preferably the morning. If you stick to a schedule, you will better be able to remember to take your medicine. In addition, when you take medication in the morning, you will be able to perform your daily activities.It is helpful to attempt to understand the nature of your depression. Depression affects the body in both mental and physical ways.