LaLaLeyla - I empathize. After years of trying to fight this on my own, I finally decided to get some help, and have been diagnosed with recurrent major depressive disorder and anxiety. So when I saw this thread, I thought it might be helpful. But....
I think I'd prefer it if this thread was called "I am depressed" rather than "I have
Depression." Being depressed can be a temporary state - and once Perry has her cell phone back, she'll no longer be depressed. However, having clinical Depression, for some of us at least, can be a lifelong battle that won't end even if some stranger on the street gives us each two-hundred free cell phones.
LaLaLeyla - have you thought about starting a new depression thread? One for people who have clinical depression (rather than the cell phone version)?