There was a time, not so long ago, when people were afraid of talking about depression. People saw depression as a “weakness”, an inability to handle the normal ups and downs of life. Fortunately that time has passed. We now understand that depression is NOT a weakness in one’s personality, but a medical condition that causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters in the brain. Sure, the stresses of modern life do have an impact on us, and may be part of the trigger that brings on a bout of depression, but ANYONE can get depression, regardless of how “hard” or how “easy” their life is.