I mentioned Lincoln in a post I replied to recently. As some of you may know, Lincoln suffered with severe depression for most of his life. Reading his story in the book, Lincoln's Melancholy helped me a great deal in finding a sort of role model for how to handle my situation. For those of you who are miserable and depressed, and don't want to solve the problem by drugging yourself with prescription meds, I suggest you read this book. Depressed people will probably readily recognize themselves in him as I did. For me anyway, it was helpful to learn that someone can still achieve respect and value even if they can't achieve happiness. That we don't have to let our depression make us helpless and dependent was important for me to learn. Anyway, I just thought I would add a "book of the month" suggestion for us nut cases. Cheers.