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We get depressed when we feel overwhelmed by life issues and feeling arising from them, when we do not know how to effectively cope.
Depression would be the way our psyche and body use to get our attention for us to become aware that something requires our caring for change and improvement, for healing or growth.
Then when we experience it we need to look for adequate support to work on ourselves and make these changes.
Psychotherapy and counseling are the ideal tools for us to work on ourselves while getting necessary effective support.
In therapy we are supported on exploring ourselves, emotions, experiences, past and present, to identify core issues and situations impacting our lives, to vent and process feelings and to be able to develop better coping skills and assertiveness to create the experience we need and deserve.
Does it make sense?