I come to this forum under the name of my cat, Tonks. She is what keeps me going day to day. I know a lifeline probably shouldn't be in the form of an animal, but without her, I couldn't even find the energy to go on. It will be nice getting to learn about everyone else's experiences here. There is such a stigma attached to the topic of mental disorders like depression. Its an invisible disease that tears you apart from the inside, and only those who have it can understand.