Thanks for this post Michael!
I have been talking a lot with a few of my family members about how common depression has become, or more obvious and 'destigmatized', like Alessandra mentioned. However, because it has become more common, we must be careful not to immediately mistakenly proscribe mild/normal depression as clinical and succumb to addictive medications our society seems to run on. Basic lifestyle changes may prove to be enough as is or even enough to seek further consultation.
Thanks again for the edu :)