I said at the end of my post:
“Get that settled and squared away, and THEN see if there is a need for meds.”
I never said NO meds.
I’ve seen many of my friends take meds for situational depression, and by virtue of them getting better to the point of not needing the meds, says a lot about the doctors....
I agree that if it is anything worse than that, then of course take the pills long term.
But you did call them “happy pills.” That is an unfair terminology.