Living with depression has varying degrees of difficulty since it impacts people's lives in different ways. It took me one really bad day to realize that I could potentially need help. Before I had that realization, my life was pretty normal -- work, eat, sleep, rinse & repeat. Because I was able to "Adult" successfully, I figured I was fine, but it wasn't until I got help and had some distance between me and my depression that I realized that it actually affected a lot of aspects of my life. It's kind of insidious in that way…
I think there are many kinds of depression with different causes and various solutions. Prescription medication may be part of the solution (And certainly better than self-medication or destructive behaviors) but there may be other factors as well, such as unhealed psychological traumas.
Depression is a hard thing to come by especially if you don't know what to do and you have no one to talk to. Finding people to talk to and doing things you never did seems to work for me for the most part.
Edited: Altreus on 1.1 Day(s) Ago