A common reaction to depression is to withdraw from your life, your family, and your friends. You should do anything but that! You need to be around positive people and keep doing things that you enjoy. If you are dealing with depression, you should try to maintain a positive outlook in all situations. Staying positive will help you seize on opportunities to move past your depression when it is possible.
Antidepressants are helpful with balancing out the chemicals in your brain. However, they will only work in conjunction with therapy, regular exercise, and effort on your part, in order to restore normality in your life.