Hello, I'm fighting depressions and possibly bipolar 2. I have a history of depression and superstardom. I was hospitalized in 1989 for suicidal thoughts/intents (although I didn't take any actions). And since then have struggled off / on with depression. But have always also been Type A super star at work and as a single mom. I got sick in 2008 with a chronic illness and after adjusting to my new life, I had NO NO NO depressions until Jan 2013. Then they started randomly appearing again. I finally went into a counselor in March 2014 when the suicidal thoughts took over my brain. Scared myself. Since then, both my counselor and primary dr are thinking its really bipolar 2. I'm on prozac........funny thing, after about 5-6 weeks of it I was doing so well, I thought I didn't really need it. After all, I had snapped out of my depression the day before I started the prozac. So I stopped taking it and was even debating discontinuing my counseling......until last week when I crashed again. HAHAHA, guess I do need medication. So I am seeing a psych next week to look at better medication management since my primary dr is limited in his expertise of psych meds. I have 3 adult children and 1 grandson (2 more on the way). They keep me alive when I want to give up. I could not hurt them by leaving. But boy do I want to give up! Happy Happy days to me!