I've been in a paralyzing agitated depression for almost two years. I have many other problems especially a terrible case of OCD and with the depression I've been overwhelmed and in despair. I feel hopeless but I have read some very touching things from other SFers that have stuck with me and are helping me see that suicide does not, sooner or later, have to be the way I leave the world. I am probably going into the hospital early September for inpatient ECT and medication adjustments. I would love to know what books have given some of you invaluable insights. Is there a book that helped you turn your pain into a positive and an opportunity to become stronger or more peaceful, even happy again. I would be very grateful if you can share your favorite book with me so I could maybe get it and read it while in the hospital.