focus on the chemical part of things because spiritually we are all garbage and have always been garbage, spiritually we have always been a work in progress and spiritually we cannot improve as long as we are stuck in an unhealthy brain and body
you need some sort of lever you can work on as far as brain chemicals go, BDNF is the best one I know of:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain-derived_neurotrophic_factor#Depression
so you want to upregulate this.
the quick way I do this is to take niacin (the instant kind that gives you a huge flush), first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. the flush sucks bad and it can even be quite uncomfortable in the tummy, and I find I am also extremely hungry right after, but I take that 500 mg niacin and that upregulates BDNF, which means your body is more sensitive to it.
from that same wikipedia article:
Certain types of physical exercise have been shown to markedly (threefold) increase BDNF synthesis in the human brain, a phenomenon which is partly responsible for exercise-induced neurogenesis and improvements in cognitive function. Niacin appears to upregulate BDNF and tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) expression as well.
So you need to get out jogging too. The more intense the exercise the better. You can physically see the brain growing in electro scans of the brain where it can be regrown, after between 3-6 months.
Quit porn and jerking off, that is a huge cause of depression. Even if you aren't having sex, if you just have a normal brain that doesn't focus on sex, the body can reabsorb all that back into the body. It's just important to engage in creative activities if you are single like that, that energy needs to go somewhere so be creative.
Personally I take SAM-e every single day, which works as an anti-depressant. It's not perscription. It sucks to take something and sometimes I go off it so I can feel terrible and get a better idea of where I actually am in life. But I also don't have time to slow down and reenter back into depression when I am working so hard and seeing some success with what i'm doing. Actually I take a hell of a lot, 2400 mg, which is like 5 dollars a days worth of supplements. But I've spent enough of my life depressed, anxious and in some sort of nihilist spell, I need to provide myself the chance to break out of that. Once I hit the ground running sometime in the future I can look at winding off it. Need to count your blessings and if you are provided with some sort of magic key out of depression like I have been, be grateful with it instead of demanding perfection out of life. Some people are born with perfect biologies. Again not a SSRI or anything like that and the body naturally produces it, some people just genetically break these neurotransmitters faster than others like me for example, so I take countermeasures against that so I can keep moving.
fiber is important, again for BDNF, inulin, psyllium husk, many different kinds.
Diet is important, keto is ideal. Fasting upregulates BDNF.
don't smoke weed etc, boomers could get away with that but there is no way that you can get away with that, nor I.
Have like 3 beer once every couple of months, something like that
Many of you are working terrible jobs that I can't imagine working, if you are working a job that doesn't provide you with a ton of comfort, then you have every incentive not to work that bad job. You should be looking through job listings over months and years and one day that magic job will pop up, that rare vacancy. Put all the energy and effort and time into the resume, all their questions, etc. Everything to the nines.
I wrote a huge book back when I used to be on ADD meds many years ago, I will never take those meds again so this writing is a one time deep dive into my mind that you can take a look at, I wrote a mini book on this exact subject that contains everything you could possibly want to know:https://www.reddit.com/r/Prebiotics/comments/4iziwz/mini_reddit_book_work_inprogress/?st=j0e4v3v3&sh=7596cbc3
Also keep in mind that there are a lot of depressed people who are flying high and don't give a F, they do things the way they do them and can't be told anything... I think its some sort of epigenetic dysregulation that negatively impacts their learning behaviors... they can show temporary improvements but engage in long term psychological cycles that return back into the depths of depression... your learning behaviors are priority 1 to maintain, improve, etc, if you can't learn then you are finished before you began. Guess what ties in with learning behaviors? BDNF. exercise. BDNF. everyone, even Sam Hyde will recommend intense exercise if you are feeling blue. because BDNF. so my other advice is just on how to target that from other angles.
Once you get your body right then you can address the spiritual depression. That's what we are here on earth to do so you don't need to be too hard on yourself about it.