I always try and post anything I find that helps. When down, boredom and thinking too much of one's problems are certainly enemies. I find reading a great help and when lost in a good book my mind gets a few hours "Holiday" especially in the winter. My Kindle is very useful with this.
Perhaps something that may help less avid readers is to join Cinema Paradiso. They have cheaper rates but I pay a £9 a month subscription . For this they post me 6 dvds a month selected from a huge variety of films of all kinds, TV series etc. I chose a postal scheme as streaming here is not very high bandwidth and "love film" is not so good since Amazon got it( apparently). Only been using a month but so far very impressed, I post back the two I've watched and they send me by return another two from my selections,up to 6 per month. Now that we have "47 channels and nothing on" , in other words terrestrial TV seems to have given up in my opinion,this gives my mind more holidays. Of course you will need a dvd player and TV or computer.
Health Warning--unless you have a lot of self discipline don't start with Breaking Bad , about 47 hours of DVD you won't be able to stop watching even to eat. Look it up on Wikipedia, which ,for me,quite rightly lists it as the greatest TV drama ever made. Even the baby is a great actor !!! House of Cards is almost as addictive. Why can't we make stuff like this in Britain any more? I missed much of " The Sopranos" and am looking forward to working through this.
Final thought about something completely different. I notice that we older guys (you know who you are ) are among the first to reply even to much younger people who need help and its very therapeutic to get back personal messages or thanks from those we've been lucky enough to help. I don't always give the nicest replies but even some of my more ignorant ones I have had thanks for . I don't reply to the anxiety forum as apart from the extra anxiety depression can bring I don't think I have had much experience of anxiety. Glad about this as it seems as bad or nearly as bad as depression.
I just would like to encourage anyone who feels they can help to reply to posts. Its easy once one is "better" to neglect this site and difficult when not 'Better" to reply positively , but we all need to help each other as much as possible.