Hey my names Lauren. I've been depressed for a while now, years, but I've never done anything about it. It was mild and in the back of my mind and for the most part I ignored it in a way but lately I've been getting tired of being sad, it's been building up so much to a point where it scares me. I find it really hard to connect with people and the friends I have all see me as such a happy and positive person. I don't want to break that image of me, I like it. So I don't know how to reach out to them and I think this community will be good for me with people who understand this. Thank you for listening.