I am 46 years old I was diagnosed with depression 8 years ago, after a very nasty divorce. I'm still learing to deal with some issues, but I'm doing alot better. Every day it gets easier. I always try to remember that when I have my bad days, it does get better! Sometimes that's not so easy to believe. From having depression I have found I am a better person than what I use to be by far, because now I have to look at my whole self. The good for which I give myself credit for now and bad, and am always try to make better knowing I am not perfect and never will be. Winter is comming it's the worst time of year for me living in Minnesota it get's pretty cold, I feel very isolated and get depressed easily.