Speaking From Experience
I don't know for sure if I overcame depression. I am not sure if that it is even possible. But I do know I am a million times better off then I ever have been before. I don't feel depressed any more. Far from it! I love life, and I love being alive, and each morning I am grateful that I have woken up again to experience all I can that day (until I realise I have work haha!).
I was depressed for a hell of a long time, too long. I was lonely, I was angry, and I felt like I had no way out of the hole I was in. That was why I came to EP in the first place. But nothing really changed.
But that changed? How, I am not really sure. I didn't see a doctor or 'shrink', I didn't go on meds, I didn't talk about it any more then before. But I need change my mindset. I saw where I was heading, I saw how depression was effecting me and my life. So I did something about it. I got my head straight. I got my mindset right. And I dragged myself out of the hole I was creating because I wanted to. I got up and changed and I am not looking back.
Now days, I believe I am a very inspried and driven young man. I am pushing myself, and finding myself in the process. Depression is in the past for me I belive. I won't forget it, I have learnt from it and moved on. And I am not going back, not ever.