I too felt numb on some of the meds I took. We have finally found one that doesn't do that yet. Not sure if it will stay this way or not, but it seems to be woring now. I can totally relate to the need to feel something atleast. While learning coping mechs, I have also addressed the core issues that trigger my depression. It is a difficult journey but well worth it. The coping mechs helped me deal with life until I was ready to go through the journey. I agree with Sassy that hiding your depression doesn't help. Letting others know what is going on helps broaden my support. I don't rely on them to cheer me up, but have found those who are willing to listen when I need to
open up. They don't judge, offer help unless I ask for it, but just listen and forget.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.