One of the hardest things to come back from is a spiral into depression. It kicks you into a vortex and swirls around you, taking you deeper and deeper into the darkness, eliminating your capacity for hope. When hope fades, anxiety flows in and your positive reality disappears. Then, an illogical mind takes over and convinces you that life isn't worth living and there is no way out of the sadness. It is like trying to retrieve a goldfish from going down the drain, a slippery proposition. There is, however, always hope. We just have to find a crack through which the light can shine.
Therapy is a great resource for dealing with depression. And, if your therapist thinks medication is necessary in your case, don't discount that. Do your research; get a second, third, and even fourth opinion until you have enough information to make you feel confident with your treatment plan. It's your brain and your body—never forget that you're in charge. But if you're looking for holistic depression treatment alternatives to use either independently or as part of an existing treatment plan, these are some of the most effective options I've come across in my career as a coach and spiritual counselor: