Hi. I'm new here. I have been pretty down for over a year now - off and on but mostly on. I have teenage kids that increase my stress levels. Thank God one of them is in therapy now too though I'm not sure how much that is helping her. I just booked a visit with a new therapist today after not having one for about 2 years. She sounds good. Let's hope. I'm not sure I can afford her but it's worth a try. In addition to feeling somewhat depressed I probably have lingering PTSD, anger management issues, relationship and parenting issues and I'm peri-menopausal. Quite a combo. My top issue is really trying to remain calm around my tween daughter who is likely depressed and is presenting with extreme irritability. When she explodes, which is all the time (literally multiple times per day), and particularly when she is ignoring, disrespecting, or screaming at me, I cannot maintain composure. Though to be fair I'm not great at staying chill even under more normal circumstances. I am trying to meditate more but am not able to do it more often then a couple of times a week. I do not want to go back on meds so I am open to trying just about anything else. Any tips for me? Thanks.