Hi i'm Tina and have suffered with depression since I was 18 years old I'm now 47 years old. The only help I get is seeing a psychiatrist every 3 months. Like some of you on this site I find it hard to get out of bed sometimes and don't eat for days. My cat keeps me going she is so special a rescue cat she keeps checking I am okay. I also have thyroid problem take 150mcg thyroxine a day and also insulin dependant diabetic. Anybody who is also struggling alone please get in touch and I will reply.