It is normal to feel sad when unfortunate things happen. However, when the sadness persists and interferes with your sense of happiness, psychotherapy may prove helpful.
People who suffer from depression report a loss of motivation for things that previously gave them joy; are easily overwhelmed; feel hopeless or helpless; and, find themselves withdrawing from others. They tend to blame themselves for their illness or figure they should ‘just get over it.”
Depression treatment need not take years of psychotherapy. You can begin to feel better – and more hopeful – often within a few sessions. Coming out of the depression will however take longer. Nonetheless, it’s my experience that with treatment many folks feel better than they felt before their depression hit.
You might find the following article helpful: Signs of Depression
Want some inspiration? Here is a depression poem you might enjoy: Depression Poem