I had a conversation with someone about statements / interviews Jim Carrey made a couple years ago. Jim Carrey talked about how "depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world. It's too much for me.'" He goes on to describe how spiritually he sees depression as a state of "deep rest" from this character, almost like a recharge. There is alignment in what he explains in what I discuss with clients.