I deal with depression on a daily basis. I am also bipolar.
I've found that , in most areas, the only support offered is Faith based. Something I do not like.
Post how you deal with depression, or bipolar "disorder". If you take medications that work for you tell us. If you take some that don't work or have side effects let us know.
You are not alone.
World Wide Help Hotlines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines