Yeah, but you don't know what God wants.
You don't know that . Nobody but God knows that.
Did you cease to be a sinner?
I managed with prayer to get some sins out of my life, that were effecting my mental health.
I will never totally cease to be a sinner,as long as I walk this earth, but I know how to reach out and ask and accept mercy for them now, as well as have them absolved, so they do not weigh me down emotionally and mentally.
All people are sinners but not all people are depressed (far from it). Therefore, sin does not cause depression.
Certainly true that many sinners do not feel grief at their sins, but indeed revel in them and boast of them. But that does not mean that at some point they will not feel the emotional and mental consequences of their choices.
What is certain is that the harm , and I mean serious harm that these sinners cause to others does cause others to hurt, and sometimes go into depression. Tell me that the sinners who scam the elderly for every last cent in their bank account, causing then serious grief , doesn't contribute to the depression of that elderly person, as well as the depression of family members that care, especially when they are forced to drastically change living arrangements ,to accommodate for the results of the choices ,of the sinners who chose to scam.
Sorry, but sin causes much much depression in this world. I would say it is the one MAJOR source of depression.
What about the millions of people for whom drugs do work?
You so sure it is the drug? Could be placebo effect like Humphreys mentioned.
Could be their own selves changing their chemistry through positive though, etc.
Not saying that drugs don't work for some , but this society that is reeking with sin, has the gall to say that most people suffering depression have something wrong with them chemically , when in fact it is the natural effects of a very sinful society.
Many souls have to suffer for the choices of a few , and the powers that be know how to screw the little guy, and then make him feel like it is his own dysfunction of the brain for feeling sad, and screw him over for even more money.
*sighs* Thats all I'm going to say on the subject.
I waste enough time in life debating issues endlessly, and I've made my position clear, and why I feel that way.