I was amazed when I found this forum. I normally don't post, mostly I just read. I want to say that the best way to beat depression is to learn to like yourself. I know. I've just been through about 2 years of it, and am taking medication for it. A cure for depression or at least a respite from it is a trip to Disney World with your daughter and her two daughters. (See Embarrassing My Children on Trip Reports.) One week of no stress, laughter, warm sun, and good times certainly made me realize how much I physically, mentally and emotionally needed a break. For that week I liked me. God bless all who are suffering from depression or recovering from it like me. We need all the help we can get.