Time to get moving
As well as reading about depression, there are plenty of events to get involved with, particularly in October each year when events take place in conjunction with World Mental Health Day.
Also, May 26, 2013 is Defeat Depression Day in Canada where you can get involved in a Walk, Run, Ride in your community and support your local mental health organization.
Whilst there are different ways to tackle depression the effectiveness of each technique depends on the individual sufferer and their lifestyle. Reading self-help books may be useful for one person, whereas increasing the amount of exercise undertaken may be of more use to another.
But whichever technique you find the most helpful, your doctor should be the first point of contact. From there you can start to take charge of your depression and make steps towards a more positive future.