Glad you found some good additional use for the site. I think every artist, let alone everybody living, is susceptible to depression. Yours truly as well.
It comes with bodies that are made up of chemicals. Sometimes the balance gets skewed. But we often can regulate that chemistry by doing things that generate a favorable balance.
No doubt you have heard about the "Cycle of Depression" or some variation thereof -- where something happens in one's life that sets off a very known series of downward moving emotions. And keeping to the same behavior does nothing to break that all-to-familiar downward spiral. . . otherwise we would have possibly lifted before this happens and thus it would not be a pattern at all. So . . . break the pattern, break the cycle, re-enforce the positive. . . and we have a tool for breaking the depression.
I think that is one of the tool choices in ArtRage3, though we're not supposed to be talking about the Beta. . . haha
I'm with the group -- this is more than just about art, unless you consider Life as Art, which is sometimes elusive, but nevertheless aiming in the right direction. And Robert with his reference to Carl Jung brought up one of my all time favorite patron saints of Art as a way of exploring the inner landscape. And I just LOVE the landscapes painted in there. Impressionist lighting is nothing compared to that inner lighting.
And I will make a personal comment about the spiritual side you alluded to looking at . . . explore it. I'm not so sure that we aren't given these challenging experiences in order to help clarify a direction and open up areas within ourselves that we may have denied, for one reason or the other. For me it's unquestionably come to be the most important and sustained quest of my life. And I don't care who thinks what about it. It's often about what we bring to it. And forms are merely forms, ways of getting a handle on some essential though often intangible parts of ourselves and more. Sounds a bit like Art, doesn't it.
Anyway, great to see you again.
"Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream