How do you know if you are depressed and what to do to get help?

Go see your doctor. We use many different screening tools to look for depression. Check out http://www.Fpnotebook.Com/psych/exam/dprsnscrngtls.Htm. Take & score some of these scales and then share w/your family doc. S/he can then make appropriate diagnosis & discuss treatment options w/you. Recent studies suggest a combination of medication & counseling are better than either alone.