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Do environmental factors hold a person back?

I have been struggling with depression/anxiety/personality traits/suicidal thoughts for almost a year I have been in counseling and now been prescribed paxil I am doing so much to try and get through this but nothing really makes me feel any better. My marriage has also been a strain with finances and work problems too. I feel like everything is to much and that I can't fix any of it. I wonder if there is just to much stress around me maybe thats why I can't get better. Do you think that these environmental factors would hold a person back so much that medication and therapy won't work. How long should one stick with the therapy plan before stopping it if its not helping. I have a hard time with decisions rate now and trying to cope with all these daily stresses. Any advice please??

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