I get these waves of depression... Well, lemme start off with I'm already diagnosed with chronic depression, but lately I've been having a lot of what I call 'falls' where I fall into this pit of depression, and I don't know what do do about it.... I just... want to know if anyone knows anything to do about it...
I keep having turning to cutting to get out of it, because I feel like that's the only thing that helps me, but hurting myself hurts my friends and the boy i love... so... yeah... i don't know what to do....
Exercise helps, it's a proven fact XD
There are a lot of things that can help with depressive episodes. I have a long list that I use. It generally tailors to each individual's preference, as how this affects you and what you can do to help with it might drastically differ from mine. Depression can affect people in many different ways.
I've written a lot about depression in my thread, "Depression: Info, Help, Discussion." Feel free to read through the posts and post yourself if you would like.
Or we can continue the discussion here. As Jaded said, exercise does help, and I find it very useful for myself. There is a huge amount of evidence for the effectiveness of regular exercise for management of depression.
The cutting, while linked to your depression, is also a separate issue. There's addiction to deal with, in addition to how it's probably become one of your front coping mechanisms to dealing with pain. Unlearning that, and finding new ways to cope can be very difficult, but I can help you with that also, if you would like.