Sometimes terrible things happen and our laws require execution for the crime. What would Jesus say about that? The reality of depression is overwhelming us in this current economic situation.. Is there a solution to this pervasive condition? Fr. Mike interviews Fr. Alan Phillip, CP, a Passionist priest who has written a book on depression entitled From Blues to Smiles to Joy. He speaks of the definition of depression There is a difference between the “blues and blahs” and depression. They discuss the signs and some easy steps to take to help oneself. Fr. Alan stresses the need to talk to someone and to look at our own “self talk”. One of the biggest helps is to count our blessings and to redirect our action to help others be happy. For practical advice on dealing with depression, don’t miss Coping with the Blues.