I have been working with many people who tell me that they just want to wish their depression away. I explain that depression and anxiety should be renamed, a serotonin and dopamine deficiency. It is a chemical issue, just like diabetes. Sometimes it needs to be treated in order for a person’s chemical makeup to be reset. It doesn’t mean that someone necessarily needs to remain on medications their entire life and sometimes they do.
More often, people struggle due to long-term unresolved trauma, and they need counselling support to cope with day to day life and help sort out government programming.