Depression is easy fall into and seems nearly impossible to get out of. I think the best thing I did was escape through art, sports, and my faith. I never got into drugs or hung around with the wrong crowd. I sat in my room and drew, til 4:00 in the morning sometimes, just to escape reality. On the contrary, I've also used art as a way release my emotions because ART IS AN EXPRESSION OF YOUR SOUL. Artwork truly is an insight of its creator. It's sort of like a detox, just throw it all up onto a canvas or piece of paper. I have made paintings which carry so much emotion that I cried the entire time while creating them - pieces that I will always hold close to my heart, because they remind me of something I've overcome.