Depression Doesn’t Always Have to Be Depressing is based primarily on the experiences Dr. James R. Holmes, PhD, shared with clients in the 45 years he served as therapist and coach for courageous people who have struggled with being depressed. It is also based on a framework of concepts known as Descriptive Psychology developed by Peter Ossorio and his colleagues. Descriptive Psychology helped him make sense out of how and why a person becomes depressed. He came to understand that, within the context of their lives, all depressed persons have good reasons to become depressed.Therefore, this book will help you make sense out of why you become depressed. It will help you understand how your actions and feelings, or more often the lack of them, make sense when you are depressed. It will also help you make the kinds of changes you need to make in order to find your way out of that pit.