Hi... I have tried to seek professional help once before, and I stuck with it for about a month, but I stopped. Something about professional help has never felt right for me. I can't seem to bring myself to continue to see someone about it. I don't really want to list excuses, but have your hand at convincing me if you please. The objective of this thread was to try and perhaps get help from other people about how to deal with things. My kind of depression is what I call "seasonal." I don't know any professional terms, as I haven't been able to successfully really research depression without feeling an urge to stop. Anyhow, as the name might imply, my depression comes and goes, weeks of up and then weeks of down. I can usually tell when I'm starting to go back down, but I don't know how to stop it. I don't like anti-depressants, I'm a firm believer in the power of the mind, but I can't seem to keep myself from falling back into slumps. My depression gets rather severe at times, and I feel like I'm on my way back into another pit... what can I do to stop this?