What's the best way for a man to pull himself out of depression?
How and when did you get out of a depression slump? People who have been through depression, how did you get out of it [Serious]? I'm a shy, socially awkward guy. My first college semester is almost over, and I have no one. I have my mother and 3 friends back home. But here, I have no one. I am always a nice guy, clean and considerate. However, my roommate is the total opposite and he is always being loud in our living room area with his new friends and already has a girlfriend. Whenever I try to make friends, I always mess it up somehow because I have no idea how to talk to strangers. I am not actually "depressed" (crying all the time, staying in bed all day, etc.) but I am sad for most of my day. I am not trying to sound all "oh, poor me" but I just want you to know what I am going through right now and need to know how to cheer myself up and not be sad. What are some ways to get out of a depression 'slump'?