Carol Roston Posted 8 months ago Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share Thank you. The more people talk about depression, the more options we will have to recover from it. However, I was deeply disturbed by the 6 month trial. What happens to the people that this the protocol is helping after 6 months? To be given hope and then be told that you can't afford what you need? Talk about depressing. We're going to help you but only as long as the trial which helps us as well as you. If it's just you, good luck. Those psych drugs are expensive if you don't have insurance that covers it and the poor usually don't. The other issue is that many people are not helped by medications. I've heard numbers as high as 50% and as low as 27%. Personally, I agree with the Rwandains. Getting exercise, getting outside, making connections with other people, these things help me and I suspect that they help others much more than talking in a small room once a week costing precious resources and a prescription that they can't afford to fill and may not work.