I've been dealing with clinical depression since I was a youth. I recognized it when I was 19 and became suicidal. It took about 7 years to properly get diagnosed, for the therapy and medication [prozac] to work properly.
I'm now able to say that with the medical help I've recieved I'm a very happy woman. I'm in control of my life, and I know the ups and downs happen, but that doesn't stop me from forever never giving up and working towards bettering my life everyday.
I even help other friends that I come across or ones that I already know whom are battling with this devestating illness.
I'll offer you any support, words of wisdom or advice I can because I've been through it, and can tell you there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Never give up.