I have long held the perspective that psychological distress comes more from environmental factors such as maltreatment, abuse, oppression, victimization, etc, than from biological factors such as brain chemical imbalances. And I also practice Nonviolent Communication, a philosophy that everyone's needs matter (and distress arises from unmet needs). So I enjoyed reading this article from The Guardian titled "Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?" by Johann Hari: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/07/is-everything-you-think-you-know-about-depression-wrong-johann-hari-lost-connections. Here's his concluding paragraph: "If you are depressed and anxious, you are not a machine with malfunctioning parts. You are a human being with unmet needs. The only real way out of our epidemic of despair is for all of us, together, to begin to meet those human needs – for deep connection, to the things that really matter in life."