Ok, so this whole on-line concept of forums/communities is a new one on me!
I have been suffering with depression for quite some years now, in fact probably since I was a child. I'm now 42. Back then, it was just put down to being a moody child/teenager.
It took a long time for me to pluck up the courage to seek help from anywhere, and yet despite me reaching out, I still don't feel any further forward.
I have tried many medications, CBT, counselling, yet this cloud of darkness never seems to leave me. And in the grand scheme of things I have no right to feel the way I do There are so many others worse off than myself.
I have reached a point, that painting a smile on each and every day is getting harder and harder. I have all but given up.
Hoping that talking on here may help, watch this space i guess.