Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression forum. I am glad to see you have been putting some serious thought into your options for living with depression.
You have received great advice. I would like to suggest that you work through the online CBT course and I will post the infor here for you.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
The MoodGym Training Program
Please do consider working through this wonderful program online at your own pace. It is free.