Help please! Is depression an illness that you need medicine to get rid of?

Sometimes yes & . Sometimes no. Psychiatric meds are often needed, but not always. There are many things you can do to help your depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat as healthfully as possible. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. A medical eval is prudent.