There is still a general misconception as to what depression is and what it is not. It is why we have this forum so we can share knowledge and unlearn some of the errors we have learnt over the years.
Depression is not something that you can just snap out of. It goes way deeper than that. You can't get rid of depression by merely attending parties, going to movies, hanging out with friends; these activities can help but they are not all there is to treating it.
What is depression to you? How do you think it can be treated?