First, holy shit the board got spammed.
Second, I guess this is the best place to put this. Something that I think a lot of people have heard is a lot of artists are depressed. I know its kind of silly to relate to them when you don't know anything about their story, but since being diagnosed I find it interesting when I listen to a song I've known for years and realize its about clinical depression. I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread about these songs. I think that seeing people who are open about their condition in a very public way is good for people (myself included) who feel alone a lot of the time and that its also a good way to show how prevalent our problem is. Anyway, here's a few that I know, please add any you can think of!
I'll try to post only songs that I believe are beneficial to a depressive. I don't want to put anything on here that encourages suicide, the point of this thread is to provide comfort for people who think that they're all alone in this and to show that you can do great things with your life (like make great music) even when your brain keeps telling you you're a piece of shit.
Depression by Dirty Projectors, one of my favorite bands. Note that this is a reworking of the Black Flag song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teiHUFmIv7U
I See a Darkness by Bonnie Prince Billyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAriDxTeed8
Razorblade Salvation by Jedi Mind Trickshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAriDxTeed8
Hurt by Nine Inch Nails as covered by Johnny Cashhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clq01TXQR0s
Take Lots With Alcohol (Also a fair number of their songs) by Alkaline Trio. I know they're definitely more negative/dark but I find it relatable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVu2GODuaVk
These are all I can think of off the top of my head.
I'm currently writing a cooking book for depressives entitled "Stewing in your own juices".