We learn from depression specialists that our brains are actually quite resilient against depression. It takes at least four underlying causes to bring it on, but at this time in history there are more battling with depression than ever before.
Even that giant of faith, Elijah, succumbed under the strain of weariness and threats. "He. . . came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die" 1 Kings 19:4. But rather than address his request, God provided just what he needed for recovery – rest, good nutrition, water, and correction of his distorted thinking (verses 5 – 18).