While studying tonight I came upon a quote I wanted to share. It was talking about how people assume someone with a personality problem can change through therapy. It said, "He can learn more effective ways of perceiving, evaluating and behaving so that he will be able to function in society more effectively and happily."
So often I've been told by people, "If you do A, B, and C your depression will go away." I've learned that medication helps. Exercise also helps. But with counseling I learned how to deal with it better. It isn't magically going to go away so I need to learn how to manage it. Changing my mindset from making it (the depression) go away to making it manageable has helped a lot!