Depression is a major problem in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control 9% of the US population report occasional depression (over 28 million people) and 3.4% suffer from major depression (almost 11 million people).

But the feelings, or lack of feelings that accompany depression cannot be summarized in numbers. That unshakable darkness, intense sadness, hopelessness and despair that those with depression feel can feel like an incredible weight that can’t be lifted.