I am a health advocate and among the many things we are supposed to be a "resource" for is help with suicide and depression. Not in the function of a therapist but in the function of someone to talk to and point in the direction of proffesional help. Anyways the presentation on suicide was today (actually yesterday now) and it really made me get a better view of a paticular kind of view about depression and people in general. In my eyes this view falls short of reality. The idea that the right combonation of meds+therapy+positive support is a scientific formula for curing depression and making someone happy seems naive and misses the most important factor of subjective human experience. It is a statistical inevitability that some people will have terrible miserable lives that never get better. It is not a necessary truth that there is a reason for every individual person to live.