So, I have been having a really hard time lately. I mean I have had a hard time all my life, but lately... lately is the first time I have really understood what people who kill themselves must feel like before they do it. I decided that was a little to close to home for me, so I went and sought therapy. As it stands, I've been diagnosed with a variety of anxiety and depression related disorders. The therapist is good at her job and has drilled down pretty deep pretty quick. I think I finally have some answers that explain my life. That's great and I think that this will be worth it in the end. However, slugging through these emotions I've kept repressed for 40 years is getting tiresome. Are there strategies that anyone else has used to deal with the emotional toll that I am experiencing?