Please, everyone who is thinking about suicide – STOP. Just hold on to any little piece of hope that you can find. Just work on getting through the moment, the hour, the day, the week and so on. I know it’s though, I have lived with depression for 16 years. I know that the beast is trying to take over your brain and trying to convince you that your life is not worth living but it is WRONG! Tell that evil voice that you will not hand your life over to it. Each and everyone of us has the strength to make it through. It may not seem like it now, but it will get better – you just have to hold on long enough and tight enough until the “fever” of your depression breaks. Don’t give into the negative thoughts in your brain. I know that this too is not easy, I have been working on this for a while now – been there, done that. Stay away from the drugs and alcohol – it may seem to make things better for the moment but as you know, it only compounds the problems that you are dealing with. Is medication the only answer? Not really. What works for some people may not work for others – this I have found through my own experience to be true. We have to find what works for us. Keep a good distance from negative “helpful” people. You know the ones – who seem to have all the answers to your life while theirs is so messed up. Find a good therapist if the meds aren’t working – in combination they can work very well together. If you can’t find a reason to live for yourself then live for the sake of someone else until you can live for yourself. I had to live for my kids – deep down inside I knew that they needed me, despite what my brain was trying to tell me. Remember – hold on to your life with everything you have – just get through it moment by moment and eventually you will see that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, albeit, very long tunnel at times – but the light is there. Be kind and gentle with yourselves.