Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Anyone can feel low for a brief period of time, or have anxiety attacks once in a while, but that does not mean they are suffering from depression. Depression is much more serious than that, and is a persistent feeling of sadness, loneliness, grief, uselessness, and emotional pain. In some cases thoughts to hurt yourself or end your life can be present. Depression can range in severity and vary in how long it lasts. One in 10 adults report experiencing depression, with increased rates for adolescents and children, who are often under-treated or not treated at all. There is no one proven way that people recover from depression, and it’s different for everyone, but know that you are not alone and there are many effective ways that can help you on the road to recovery. Depression is treatable.