I have been battling depression for as long as I can remember.
Welcome to the board. I can't say that I have experienced depression just like you but I have had it most of my life. Right now my medication doesn't seem to be doing much for me either and I am dealing with depression and anxiety. As for your kids, it's really hard to keep it totally from them. I have a 15 year old boy and though I've done a pretty good job at shielding him, I realize that he has learned a lot. He's very patient and takes things as they are. His girlfriend has schizophrenia and he is awesome with her.
I just joined the board about a week ago and I know it's important to feel welcome so I wanted to post. I think we just have to keep posting and more will reply.
Take good care.
Hi and welcome to the board,
Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your father and your step=mother.
Welcome back to the board!!
Welcome to the board!!!