Aranna wrote:I don't really have any support of that level.
I can help you with some depression advice.
Keep a close friend who can check in on you at regular intervals. Someone who will recognize your depression and can pick you up and take you out to do something they know you will enjoy. Because DOING something is the fastest route through depression, and if you have had severe moments were you couldn't even watch TV then that friend is a lifeline.
Umbral, not that it makes much difference but if we lived in even the remotely same neck of the woods, I would offer to be this level of support. I know, heck of a lot of good that does you.
My advice is going to sound much like Aranna's. I've found that my creative outlets are entirely blessed when I share them with friends. There is no law that says writing has to be done in isolation. If you have any friends, or even acquaintances you know that share your interest in creative writing, it can be really rewarding to get together and write, together. Cooperative fiction is an excellent outlet not only for creativity, but also for entertainment and just good clean fun! The great thing about cooperative fiction is that you don't have to do it face to face. Google sheets makes creative fiction possible right over the internet. If you'd like, I'd be happy to be your creative writing buddy over the web? Shoot me a PM and we can try and get something going. :)