I had an interesting – and eye opening experience – with a major depression diagnosed at Mayo Clinic. My (lapsed Catholic) ex boyfriend died in July, 2015 and had a difficult death, but finally asked for a priest (a request which the hospice delayed fulfilling nearly 5 days because he had checked "none" for his religion!) and afterwards, died peacefully. I was sad but did not experience overwhelming grief — yet six months later, I was unable to work due to a heavy brain fog. I thought I was getting early dementia, but my memory tests were fine and it was depression. I had 24 months of therapy but did not take drugs, preferring to use a holistic approach. I went to confession the month after the therapy ended, and when the priest informed me even "thoughts can be sinful" and discerned I was experiencing (what I have since discovered is called a "diabolical oppression") he rebuked Satan and the fog immediately lifted. I was amazed! I had never heard that confession can instantly heal a major depression or that suicidal thoughts might be caused by something other than the usual list. I assumed the obsessive suicidal thoughts would return, but they never did – and I experienced lasting and total relief from my symptoms. I started reading up on this miraculous "cure" and just finished Slaying Dragons (newly released and available on Amazon) – and it indicates that this sort of spiritually based psychological problem impacts as many as 1 in 4 people. I can highly recommend confession as a "cure" for suicidal deep depression. It worked for me and I hope other people can find relief by using it along with the usual talk therapy. I now wonder how many suicides could be prevented by seeking help in the confessional. I personally had never heard of such healing and certainly did not expect it. So I am just sharing that as an option when nothing else works or if you are reluctant to take prescription drugs (as I was).