Thank you LoRaXspeek4keets,
On behalf of anyone who has suffered themselves or has had a family member suffer from depression, it is not a choice and no they cannot just "pull up their socks" and be happy any more than someone with diabetes can try really really hard to make insulin.
That is probably the saddest comment I have ever read on this forum and there have been a few zingers.
Btw nice to see you around on the forum, how is Nene doing? PM me!!