“What is the cause of depression
(and what to do about it)?”

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What truly is the cause of depression in our society today? If you’ve asked this question, you may have gotten a response like a ‘chemical imbalance’ or ‘you were born with a depression gene’.

Did you know there is more than one cause of depression? Basically there are 4 areas of our lives, if not properly taken care of, can bring us towards depression.

Sadly, our modern world makes it extremely easy to neglect who we are. We were created for so much more, but we aren’t any where near achieving our potential – that’s why we feel that empty, lost feeling inside us. We are like Ferraris parked in the garage and taken out for a slow drive every once in awhile.

Our engines could really purr if only we could understand what our bodies, hearts and minds could really do and how to look after them. We’re like an expensive pair of shoes that have been worn only once and then forgotten in the bottom of someone’s closet.

All this can change for you. Depression is treatable!

“So, what are the 4 main areas in our lives that (if neglected) can be the cause of depression?”

What is your cause of depression? There are 4 main areas of your life that it could stem from...

You may be experiencing hunger in one or more of the following areas...

*Your physical health (eating, exercising, sleeping).

*Your emotional health (damaged emotions due to past).

*Your mental health (self-talk, thought programming).

*Your spiritual health (lack of understanding God's love for you and His desire for your abundant life).

We are beings that have these 4 parts whether we realize it or not. If one area is not properly cared for, we easily become depressed.

To understand your cause of depression,
this is just the beginning…

Physically, if you are not eating, sleeping and exercising properly, your body breaks down and your mind included. This can easily become a cause of depression.

Emotionally, if you are not listening to your emotions or allowing yourself to properly express your emotions safely (such as bitterness, disappointment, rejection, etc.) – then you can easily become depressed.

Mentally, if you have programmed your self-talk to be negative, you are only asking for depression. How do you talk to yourself? How do you view yourself? For example, if you are living a rushed life, on the road to burnout, your self-talk can easily become negative and you become too hard on yourself.

Spiritually, if you are not spending time quietly away from the rat race to be with your loving Creator, to gain an understanding of who you truly are - a valuable being created with a purpose, then you can easily become depressed in this way too.

Well, that is an EVER so brief explanation on the causes of depression...

“So, HOW DO we look after our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health to avoid any cause of depression?”

Here we include medical research, and our own success stories to help you understand and find an answer for your specific cause of depression.

“Where do you start?”

1. Enjoy our thousands of hours of research in our easy to read and easy to understand report: 6 Key Ingredients to Cure Your Depression
(We basically read medical journals and then translated the research into PLAIN English so you and I can understand!) Along with it you will receive worksheets to help track your progress!

2. Then move on to our valuable depression article library where you will enjoy more of our depression articles filled with hope and medical research that you can easily implement.

3. Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to our regular updates. There are two ways to do this. You can sign up for our RSS Feed or if you prefer email, subscribe to our email newsletter. You will be notified of updates to our research as well as motivational and inspirational tips to help you along the way! We are continually adding new material to help you!

What people are saying...

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To your health! There is hope! You are worth it!

Merri Ellen,

Editor, Researcher

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What people are saying about the cure your depression research... 

“Your web site is absolutely fantastic! We will refer all of our clients to your web site.” –Anthony, Director of Mental Imaging Clinic, Las Vegas

"Hello Merri Ellen I am a therapist who runs out patient programs for people with mental health issues. One of my clients alerted me to your depression site today and I am impressed by both your energy and your generous contribution to others suffering with illness. Thank you. I have just completed reading through your info. Found it to be a wonderfully informative resource and will not have any problem in passing on your website address to some of my clients. The greatest value is in the fact that you have been a consumer and have a very different understanding than others may have. This allows you to be heard a little more readily sometimes. I thank you for your courage and wish you good health always. Regards" - Sue 

"I was on Wellbutrin and Prozac until using your techniques… I haven’t felt so good for so many consecutive days in 20 years... Thank you for your website and your incredible tips!!!" - Robyn, former depression sufferer

"Thank you so much for all the articles I receive in my e-mails. They have helped me alot. I have suffered with depression several years, and right now I am not taking any medication at all." - Mary, former depression sufferer

"I was telling [my husband] that last year at this time I was having anxiety and depression and was wanting to die, and now (one year later) I literally have waves of excitement and happiness. It's hard to describe, but I am really happy right now… Life is good. I cannot complain. I am healed!!!!! - Gloria, former depression sufferer

"I can only explain my gratitude by saying God must have brought you my way. I was just on the verge of requesting anti-depressants from my Dr. the day that I found your website. In the most natural, helpful fashion your research, the way you've set up the e-course, all of it just fed me with the step by step solutions I had been longing for for months. I will always read your work, updates you provide, your service is priceless. Thank you, your work is such a blessing!" - Alysha, on the journey

"I am 63 years old. Went through severe depression about 5 years ago. If I had ended it all, I wouldn’t have the joy in knowing my new grandchild. I followed the steps on this web sight and I’m certainly glad I did. I feel your pain, I hope you can find your way out. No one can do it for you. I’m off all medication and still experience sadness and disparities but those times do not last. I am cheering you on my peaceful home in Tulsa. Don’t forget to do your light therapy. Journaling helped me, Keep moving forward, you may find joy in your life next year." - Anonymous post in our Forum :)

"As a licensed clinical social worker and a woman with a life-time history of depression, I really commend you on the work you have done on this site." - Robyn, Social Worker

"I have been depressed for most of my life, have read many books and articles have taught others about depression, have taken various antidepressant medications. I have begun taking your advice on how to overcome depression for just over a week now.

I am encouraged at what i have read and i have put into practice what has been suggested. I have found that the research of Merri Ellen is very good, it is practical and makes common and medical sense. I fully agree that the medication is only part of the cure for depression, in that it takes away some of the worst symptoms of one's depression. The time to do something about one's depression is when the bad edge has been taken off. I have started the process you recommend and i am encouraged at my progress so far.

The big difference is that i have taken a decision to carefully put into practice what i have been told. So far so good and thank you for your advice. It has been a blessing to me." - Tony

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