Simple steps you can take towards getting over your depression and thoughts of killing yourself. - Smile Just smile! even if you don't feel like it, even if you think you're lying to yourself. I found that by doing this that it gave he happy memories, and a motivation to create more happy memories. It became a goal! And goals are good! -Get out of bed. I know that for a lot of you even getting out of bed is a chore. But you've done it before, and you CAN DO IT again! By doing this you have perservered and have become tougher! Yep even just getting out of bed even when you don't want to tells you that you CAN overcome. Simple effort can mean a major accomplishment. -Get a good night's sleep (8-10 hours). This will improove your mood and you're brain chemestry! Healthy brain chemestry plays a major part in battling depression. -Eat healthy foods. This is another important step in maintainig and establishing healthy brain chemestry, and it's good for you too -Try a new activity. During hard times in our lives, we often find ourselves no longer enjoying the things we used to enjoy. Try something new! Just think of something... anything, even if you think it's lame. Trying new activities is exciting and it expands our horizons as to what's really out there. Explore the area in which you live. Maby if you're used to going to the movies every friday, try going to the aquarium or the zoo. Visit your towns information center! You would be surprised what there is to do in your own neck of the woods. -Get Active! Exorsizing or playing a sport that involves a lot of phisical activity, I have found, helps the most with a healty and positive brain chemsty. You might not want to at first, but force yourself to. I have found that this has helped improove my brain chemestry more than anything else, but I would highly suggest doing anything and everything you can to improove your brain chemestry. I hope this is a help to all of and good luck. I love you all.