A possible way forward
I have had bouts of depression for the last 18 years.
At first I saw councelers who were family councilers from the services through the countys mental health. That was like putting a bandaid on it. Now for the last 4 years I have been seeing a Psycotherapist who really knows her business and is a very compassionate person. I also have a very good pysicitrist who perscribes my medication. I recommend getting some expert help right from the get go. There is also an excellent web site for people with depression called Beyond Blue.com that has help me. Hope this has helped.