Hi all, Been a while since I've been on here. I'll start with some good news. A few years ago, I went through two years of severe/suicidal depression, leading to putting everything in place and attempting. But I bailed out at the last minute. Specifics not important, but let's say that things really change when your life really flashes in front of your eyes, and over a period of 4-5 hours just waiting for me to xxxx (that may be a figure of speech). But after this event, I made some changes to my life and a few months later I was much better, sinking my time back into my business, and finally made a fair profit over the next year. So what fixed me? A major part of the change was to move (nearby), and in doing so I lost my propecia pills (for hair loss), and then decided that I had seen no benefit for two years, so decided to drop it. Soon after I started feeling better, and being able to focus on my business again. It was well after that that I found out this was the cause of my depression. And yes, the doctors looked at that as a cause, but dropped it since depression is not listed as a side effect. FWIW, many others have reported this and a few other side effects from propecia. In those couple years, I lost many friends, and that hurt back then, but I realize now that it was a good thing, as I know who my true friends are now. Moving ahead in time. My dad died about a year and a half ago, and I had not been in touch with him or my mom for some time before that, mostly due to the depression. I have since re-connected with my mom and been out of the country fighting legal battles like crazy for my mom, as she can't handle these matters. Now, she's staying here with me for a while (until our next court appearance), and driving me crazy. I can understand she's depressed and lonely, but don't understand why she does nothing, makes me do everything, and then bitches at me and barks orders at me to call this person, call that person, etc. My sister also does nothing with respect to the legal battles. I can't understand how I walked away from the family a few years ago, and now have to deal with this crap! And now my business has suffered significantly. I was planning (just before my dad died) to move to another city, but the legal hell has caused me to neglect my business, and I had a loss in 2009, and again in 2010. I am financially stapped and losing it. I have started sleeping at the office every other day, so I don't go home and have to deal with my mom (plus it's a long drive). I sleep perhaps about 4 hours every night... no not exaggerating. The net result is that I've gained weight, still single (no time or money to go out and meet people, go on dates, etc), financially f**ked, and overwhelmed beyond belief. A couple of my employees left me, so I'm even more overwhelmed nowadays. I previously went through a bad phase when I decided to start the business and locked myself away in an apartment developing products for a few years. Then came the depression, and now the legal hell. In total, the last 7 years of my life has been overwhelming and each time I think that it will be over soon, something else comes up. I'm not sure what to expect next. I hate being single and lonely, and getting balder and fatter is making it worse. I spent new year's eve by myself once again, and in my office, avoiding my mom. I really really worked hard in college to make something of myself and now have nothing to show for it. My few friends are having kids, moving up in their careers, getting better houses, etc, and I am going further into a hole. I also mentor a few high-school kids (for the past couple years) with robotics and engineering, and they've become good friends, but seeing their lives progressing (getting driving licenses, getting into colleges, getting girlfriends/boyfriends, etc) are rubbing it into me that I've become a loser. I do wish them the best, but it's an indicator that reminds me that I'm going nowhere. I hate my life!!! I'd really like to get advice from someone as to how to fix this, but there's no one to talk to. No psychologist please. Life coach? Probably not for the personal stuff. Friends don't know what to do, and it's been tough to get their attention with kids distracting them, etc. My high-schoolers come to me for help with their personal matters, but I have no one similar to go to in my time of need. What do I do in this situation? Any advice appreciated.