Discuss depression (Cured myself!)
I spent most of my life with a diagnosis of depression. Various mental health providers called it episodic depression, bi-polar disorder, ADHD, clinical depression. I was on three different anti-depressants at various times. I didn't like being on medication, because it took away positive feelings (and those were few and far between) as well as numbing the negative ones. I didn't like being depressed, either, so I did a lot of reading, and a LOT of counseling. Last February, I had an Aha! moment that has effectively rid me of my depression. I would be happy to discuss not only what worked for me, but if you have a loved one who suffers from depression, I can give you insight in to what worked for me from loved ones. I am not medically trained, cannot diagnose, or take on your care. I can only offer my personal experience, and hope that it might help you, or your loved one, find their own answers.
Training & Qualifications
40+ years of depression ;)
A ton of research on my own self, so I have a broad base of recommendations as far as books, self-care techniques, etc. (Again, I don't guarantee that this will work for you, just offering what worked for me.)
Availability & Preferences
I'm generally free on weekends and evenings.