Many clients come to counseling with the self—diagnosis that they are depressed. They don't really know what that means, but they are feeling very low. Three kinds of depression exist. One kind of depression is suppressed anger turned against oneself. Another kind of depression occurs in many people who say they are depressed and are very sad because of great loss or grief. The third kind occurs in others who say they are depressed but are really in a state of great despair and discouragement. One of my early counseling attempts when working with a "depressed" client is to find out with which of these three depressions the client is living.