Daily life challenges can often contribute to depression and anxiety. No one is immune from these feelings at some point in their life; however, some have more significant issues than others. Stress and depression can occur from positive, as well as, negative stress; for example, marriage, the birth (adoption) of a child, a new job, and buying a new house are positive events often associated with anxiety and depression. The death of someone you love, relationships issues, losing a job, health difficulties, and other difficult situations can also lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life's stressors. Some people experience prolonged periods (at least six months) of exaggerated depression, worry and fearfulness that keeps them from doing things most others take for granted. In both situations, people may be experiencing an anxiety or mood disorder or both. Therapy is beneficial in assisting an individual to work through these feelings and enable fuller functioning and enriched participation in life.