I find it very difficult not to be depressed when when hearing about all the awful things going on in the world, particularly violence and torture against innocent civilaians. Does this happen to other people? If so can anyone suggest strategies to not let it affect you?
This is an issue that affects and unites us all isn't it, the sheer unfair lottery of life. I think Dione has covered the essentials, that of using that response to fuel some action on some level according to our resources and so on and being mindful not to overly dwell on it if you're prone to depressive type problems.