The dictionary describes depression as a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal, sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.
Life is full of twists and turns, some pleasant, others not so pleasant or at times dreadful. No one is devoid of problems in their lives. Everyone has their own personal set of problems.
Even the people who have a smile constantly on their face have problems. The only difference is they know how to tackle the problems of their life and smile about the fact that they can overcome those problems.
Getting into depression is a normal phenomenon, but letting it over take us completely is not the best thing. There are no specific rules or a concepts to deal with it, whatever way one feels is the best way, one should adopt to tackle it...not suicide o!
Here are some really easy ways to tackle this "blown out of proportion problem".
Lead your life on the basis of fundamental values of what is right and what's wrong.
Avoid hurting others and yourself too.
Don't make any decisions when angry or sad.
Fight it. If you can't, then get help.
Enjoy nature; it's free. Spend time with your own self to introspect and retrospect daily.
Yell, scream or punch the bag if you feel like doing it...yes, I said so.
Be joyful genuinely, and not just put up the mask of happiness.
Last, but not the least, do not underestimate the power of Prayers.