Most people with depression even severe depression can get better with treatment. Depression is first and foremost a disorder of vitality. Very often depression emerges when a person’s mind does not know how to process scary emotions, such as anger, and therefore simply shuts down instead. We all need to learn to move through emotions in an empowered way, otherwise, our brain will register emotion as a threat and defend against it at all costs. Tragically, this cost can be our very sense of aliveness, joy, and meaning.