I have clients come in for treatment with the feeling that they will NEVER get better or NEVER feel "normal" again. I share with them they are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also share with them life is full of new challenges and opportunities for change and this current feeling of defeat or despair is a part of that cycle. The follow link leads to a story about the recurrence of depression and self-care steps to prevent a downward spiral.
Read the article and follow the information. It may seem basic to some but the most important life lessons often are (e.g., The Golden Rule). I look forward to your comments.