I suppose everybody gets asked this at one time or another, but I think a lot of us never have sat down and pinpointed the reason(s) as to why. A book I once read about depression told me "in order to see a future for myself, I have to deal with my past". I know I will never be able to fix the past... but if I can come to terms with it & find some sort of way of coping with the things that have happened, then maybe I can overcome it and move forward with my life. Forward to a place where I am happy and content. So I think we should all take the time to look at why we are depressed and what is making us depressed/keeping us there. Then we can look at what can be done about it. It might help.