Some things are easy to do alone (we'll let your imagination figure that one out). But dealing with life's major stressors isn't one of them. In the face of trauma, depression, or grief, many of us retreat into our own thoughts and lives and become more inaccessible than a bank vault. But that's the time when you most need therapists and support groups. Treat depression like it's a broken leg, because it's every bit as much of a physical problem as any other health issue.