I was suffering from severe depression; however I did not meet the clinical definition for depression, as I could function going to work and daily living. My deep hole emotionally was due to severe losses in a short amount of time; including grief from the death of my son, grief, anger & depression from a divorce, the anxiety of relocating twice, losing my job and ending a long-term relationship. This all happened within less than a 5-year span.
Nothing helped, and I did everything traditionally recommended. This included anti-depressant medication which made me extremely sick. I was in therapy, I exercised, ate clean, joined social groups, read self-help books, meditated, and prayed. Nothing made a difference, I was lonely and discouraged.