I've been dealing with Major Depression and Social Anxiety for many years. It began to a lesser degree when I was about 12 and over the years became much more of an issue, over the last 6 years I have been regularly in treatment and trying to sort things out. It has been a tough road but after much time and effort I am seeing progress. I'm not where I would like to be. But, things have at least improved.
I've learned that what works for one person doesn't always work for another; you really do have to find what's right for you. I think it's a shame that Depression and Mental Illness in general is still in the shadows and not openly talked about. Having sites like this where we can support one another and be able to talk to someone who "gets it" is invaluable.
I'm looking forward to both offering and receiving support.