Depression is a very big issue in our society. A lot have committed suicide because of this. If they chose happiness, they would still be alive right now. For me, these are the effective ways to be happy: 1. CONNECT WITH GOD. The Lord gave you life and is always there for you. Sometimes we tend to forget that. When you have God in your life, no matter how many problems you have, you are still gonna be happy knowing that the Lord will not leave you nor forsake you. Always remember that God loves you. 2. BOND WITH YOUR FAMILY. You are blessed to have your family. May it be blood related or not. Spending a good time with them will definitely bring you happiness. 3. STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVE PEOPLE, STAY POSITIVE. Negativity is a disease you won't want to get. It consumes your happiness until you eventually get angry or disappointed. Positive thinking on the other hand would lead to a calm mind and happiness. 4. DO YOUR PASSION. Whatever your passion is, make time to do it. May it be art, music, or sport. It relaxes you and gives you joy. 5. LEARN TO LOVE OTHERS. We should have no room for hate. Love no matter what.