I've been depressed since i was 11 (i'm 17 now). I had periods of being, not really happy, but not so bad, and than other times when i just can't motivate myself to get out of bed. My depression has put me in hospital twice
I'm sorry to say both times after self-harming in one way or another.
Since i met Chris, however, things have been a lot better. Yes, i still definitely have my down days (Chris will vouch for that
) but I feel a lot happier in general than i did before, and i feel like i have more going on in my life that's worthwhile, and more to live for.
I don't know whether i'll ever be depression free, i have too much bad stuff going on my life which is never going to go away, but i know i can learn to live and cope with it in a better way.