I must admit, when it comes to something being problematic to where it causes great or extended discomfort, I am a big believer in modern medicine. I also believe in herbal remedies but am aware that mixing certain herbs with other things incl. some over the counter meds can be dangerous. So I use teas and things I am familiar with for some things. But if depression is clinical I would certainly recommend if one went the way of nature with St Johns Wort that they did so with a knowledgeable person in natural remedies who knows what foods or OTC substances can interact with it and how much a person should take.
Also, some types of clinical depression won't be alleviated with St. Johns Wart. Clinical depression is a physical illness and very dangerous to leave untreated. I have personally known two people in a recovery program that blew out their brains (1) or took a lethal overdose (1) because they felt they were not following their 12 step program enough and would be weak or defective if the Big Book did not take care of all their ills. That is pretty sad considering Dr. Bob, one founder, was a medical doctor, and Bill Wilson the main founder used doctors as part of his care and recovery.
Some suffer needlessly from clinical depression. I am glad your depression lifted with the methods you used, but that is not the case for everybody. I sure would hate to see people die because they feel like they are not having faith or trusting God by using medicine when and where it is truly needed. Especially with the quality of meds that are available now with little to no side effects.