If you need mental health support seek it. If your thoughts are dangerous and destructive. Seek help! Immediately! But for those of us who experience depression or have the blues, or feel lost, alone and drifting, here's my advice:
GO BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE. Go be of service to something or someone outside of your universe. Take your mind and attention off you you you you. When you go and do something for someone else you will be lifted in ways you can't imagine. So much of our mess is our thinking clouding our judgment. We want what we want and we are mad, pissed off or disappointed when things don't go our way. We hang too much of our happiness on things, people and more things. And when I say we....I mean I.
It is easy for me to focus on my messes. I get consumed by what I see as lack and it leads me down the dark, narrow path of feeling less than. This is where depression sits and waits like a stalker ex-lover. If I am not careful I can find myself wrapped up in a nasty fight. This is why I stay in prayer, in tuned to all the good things God has laid out before me. What grounds me is when I turn my attention to being of support and help to someone. Offering my ear and spirit to hear someone without judgement and advice. And to sit and be present and listen with God's blessing.
My ministry is my smile and kind words to someone who needs real human interaction. Being a blessing to someone calls me out of my own self-defeating thoughts. I am the magic I want to see in the world. I have the power to change some one's life as well as my own just by being kind, patient and loving. On days when I am not kind, patient, loving, I have to push myself to be kind, patient and loving. Putting my attention on something other than what I perceive as my mess is the best way I know how to change my mood and delight in my blessings. I am not alone and I am not the center of the universe. I can be a blessing to someone.