Depression can spring from many places, but no matter the source, the effects are profound. Depression drains your energy, diminishes your interest in everyday activities, and if serious enough, leads to thoughts of despair or even suicide. Life seems bleak, useless and unworthy of engaging in when you’re overcome by depression. Perhaps you’ve experienced these feelings of dejection and hopelessness. Not only can you no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel — you don’t believe the tunnel ever ends. If you find yourself weary of walking in darkness, the encouragement we offer can help you take the first steps back toward a manageable, fulfilling life.