I just joined this site recently, and just found this blog so I feel like I may be commenting a little late, but I just wanted to say that this blog was a great idea and it's nice knowing you aren't the only who has struggled with, or are still struggling with, depression. For me, there was a confusing circle of abuse going on, the mental/emotional sort so nothing could be proved, and since 5th grade when I was diagnosed ADD I had trouble sleeping, I sometimes felt alone, and getting up was hard. On top of that, the medication made me feel off, like I wasn't myself and my head was foggy but I could still think, but I had trouble articulating what I felt and for years it was an uphill battle. I only found out last year that I was depressed and I didn't even know it. Right now, now that I've distanced myself from my adopted dad who I think was the cause of it, and I'm back in touch with my mom, and I've got a wonderful fiancee who I know is always there for me I feel like I might be recovering. Partially because my ADD isn't quite as bad as it was. But you never really know. It can sneak up on you and you may not even know that's what's wrong with you. >< This ended up longer than I'd intended. So, long story short, thank you Rhedyn for this blog. Once I'm approved and I can have a signature that little green monster will definitely be in it.