I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety about 4 years ago, have been on meds which some helped and some didn't, went through therapy. My old therapist left the practice and the new one I have only seen a few times. Anyhow, I saw her yesterday because I've been having way too many thoughts about my death. It did help to talk with her and she made a point about so many things in my life that would make me sad as compared to very little which make me happy, such as worrying about losing my job, deaths of mother and sister awhile back, and especially how I'm friends with a few girls who do suffer depression and listening to their problems and how I deal with that. I forgot to ask this yesterday though. Is it possible to (for lack of a better way to put it) develop depression by "power of suggestion". Could it be that listening to others problems with depression, how they feel, etc., make me feel depressed, and that I don't really suffer depression, just unintentially let myself get drawn into my friends' depression too much. I've thought about this before but never remembered to ask about it until after yesterday's session and we talked about these 2 friends with depression and I'm the one it seems they talk to about it, however they both are in therapy now.