How do you behave when you feel depressed? What do you need most of at that time?
When I feel depressed I want to be left alone.
I don't eat and just want to stay in and do nothing, or watch some mind-numbing TV. I don't want to take calls or even associate with people. I don't get depressed very much any more, there was a time when I was depressed a lot. There is history of depression in my family so I have become aware of this and watch for signs of when a low is coming on.
What I need most is friends around, in spite of my insistence to be left alone. But I don't want friends to commiserate with me, I need to be distracted. This means being taken out in public! Yes, the shock and horror of the hunchback that must go out in public! This forces me to act like a normal human being and not some depressed blob.
Like I said, I've learned to recognize when a low attitude is coming on and I make myself call some friends and suggest we get out and do something. I've learned the hard way; to get out of a depression is to act like everything is OK... and eventually I start living and breathing normally again.