What are the causes of Depression?
Depression runs in my family.
The most likely cause would be our isolation.
We resented this, tried to change it, and sought friends.
Isolation is not straight forward, and there are other consequences.
After a time, our disappointments as we sought company, and the build up of all the other issues led to Depression.
Some also drank to feel more confident.
So the journey to health meant I had to look at isolation, and all that it means.
The ability to be alone for long tracts of time is possible.
I can build new resources within myself to survive long periods of loneliness.
I can use that time in a productive way, by being creative.
People are social animals, and they prefer company. I understand that.
But it is possible to live on the margins of life.