Sometimes when I felt sad about something like an event, a death or a misfortune of someone, I just allow myself to lovingly accept the bad stuffs that I experienced. This is one of my keys to preventing depression and dealing with pain. I just lovingly accept myself and my emotions, then the bad stuffs don't stay very long. I just surround my problems, anxieties, fears and other negative thoughts with this light of love. As I comfort the part of myself that's feeling lonely, it doesn't stay long.
And also, how about doing Yoga? I know a lot of depressed people do this to increase their positive emotional and spiritual energy.
Actually, whenever I'm in a state of sadness, my antidote is just positive thoughts for all others. I always have affirmations, blessings and prayers for everyone all the time. Then there's no space for what I'm feeling. Sometimes too, I talk sweetly to myself when I'm alone, creating a nurturing parent.
I believe your Gods, Goddesses or Highest Ideals are now holding your hand, and you're a strong man. Hell, you are strong enough to write this.