To think DEPRESSION is something caused by factors beyond your control is downright depressing. Yes that is what many people believe, including some in the medical and mental health fields. Although in some cases medical problems do cause depression, the vast majority of depression is fortunately within your own control. I have seen hundreds of people learn to become free from the grasp of depression after having believed circumstances or chemicals beyond their control were responsible. Being in a world with so many unpleasant things such as illness, death, war, financial difficulties, crime, hunger, divorce, and abuse, it can be difficult not to feel discouraged or depressed at times. Millions do everyday.There are 10 common barriers that interfere with successfully dealing with depression.