I'm new to this forum and today is a black day. I feel like I've spent my entire life being knocked down. People always used to say they were amazed by my strength and how I just kept going, but the constant knocks have changed me and I don't like the person I have become. I don't recognise myself but I feel like the old me is just out of reach and that I'll never get there. I've tried medication but it has never helped me. I seem to get all the side effects without the benefits. Has anyone had improvement with counselling alone?