Let's hope so, Lori! By the way, I know you don't like links... but sometimes, videos can do a better job of explaining things.
A while back, I ran into a video that explains what causes depression much better than anything I've ever seen. I decided to bookmark it. I like to study psychology (as a hobby), so you're in luck.
So watch this 15-minute video by a man called Jacque Fresco and it will help you find your way out of depression, I hope. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-0ETX4z_DU