Depression is normal seems to be the consensus. My old way of dealing with depression was to drink. I no longer have that option and I shudder at the thought of taking yet one more pill. I am tired of pills and want to feel raw emotion. If I am down, I want to experience it. You never know normal if you've never experienced the normal ups and downs of life. Yesterday, would have been prime time drinking time for me. I am proud of myself for soldiering on despite some pretty deep funks and coming out victorious today.