I.ve suffered from depression for many years now, in fact since my son died, I take medication on and off (am off it at the moment). I've seen lots of different counsellors, with varying degrees of sucess, but decided that, in the end, Im the only one who can help myself. I do have a good family who are very supportive but I dont like imposing on them, I mean lifes difficult enough and everyone has their own problems. Some days are better than others....and then of course you have the anniversary, birthdays, Mothers'Day, Christmas etc. Life goes on and I owe it to my other children/grandchildrento keep going.