Like so many other members, I can sympathise with you because dealing with depression can be so frustrating for the following reasons (from personal experience):
* most people don't understand this illness.
*as a result they lack much sympathy.
*in fact they can further compound the situation by saying things like 'pull yourself together or it's all in the mind'.
*at least take comfort from the fact that you've found this forum as it gives me comfort to know that when I'm feeling down, I can log on and get in touch with like minded people.
*when I first suffered from depression, what surprised me most was the lack of understanding and support from employers, and the public. It was as if I was left to fend for myself.
*I have since spent a great deal learning about the illness and the support available by researching on the internet, and I have set up a free newsletter in order to help other like minded people.
*The one consolation for you is that you have been strong enough to admit that you are suffering from depression. Having done this you can take your first steps towards learning how to cope with depression.
Keep your chin up and best of luck over the weekend.