Lynn with Bob and son, Jack

Lynne’s depression hit out of nowhere the night after her son Jack, was born. She was still in the hospital, after a 32-hour labor without three days of sleep. “Even though I am in a happy marriage, have a successful career, and understand my...

John

Looking back Rebecca, 41, thinks that the “personality quirks” she saw in her husband when they first met in college actually were signs of mental illness. In their early years together she noticed that John, now 42, had trouble sticking with a career path...

Joan and Dennis

Depression can place a huge strain on close relationships. Yet, Dennis and Joan’s struggles with depression have brought them closer together. Their story also shows that the fight against depression is an ongoing battle that requires incredible determination. ...

Dan

I’ve struggled with depression at greater or lesser intensity since my teens. The word “depression” suggests sadness, and this is certainly one aspect of the disorder. There are days when I’ll feel slow, tired, old, and brittle, as if the...

Candice

It was about five years ago that Candice experienced her first bout of depression. With treatment, she found herself symptom-free for a year; until a diagnosis of a neurological condition known as Arnold Chiari Malformation triggered a second episode of depression....