Hi, I'm Laurie. I am dealing with diagnosed Clinical Depression and Anxiety which are not responding to treatment with multiple different medications. It's good to be here, but it's also hard for me to read (and respond to) some of the sadness and loneliness I see in messages from others because I am in the very same situation. I guess I am not at the point yet where I am helpful to anyone other than coming out to look around and know I am not alone. My support system is very sparse: just my husband really. I've pretty much pushed away everyone else in my life (friends and family alike) by being honest (what a wet blanket I am), or just by detaching because I can't deal with their fake or the BS or questions anymore. And all that is left is just my husband to trust. It's pretty lonely and scary, but I can't pretend anymore for everyone that I am ok when I'm not. Others out here, know you aren't alone, too. If you don't get a response from me, you'll know why... not here all the time and it's difficult for me to engage right now. But this is a very worthwhile community for those who are dealing with MH issues. Thanks for listening and maybe I'll have something else to contribute later. I'm just very glad I stumbled upon this group because I was feeling very alone. Thanks.