I am new to this and am myself looking for ways to feel happy again. I have a good husband, 2 grown, great kids, great parents no "reason" to be sad. I'm learning that there doesn't always have to be a reason. I am a former elementary teacher. I suffer from depression and anxiety. I avoid contact with friends and have just sort of shut myself away. I am in the process of finding the right combination of meds. In the meantime, I visit this site and the anxiety site and look for understanding and friendship. I'm hoping it's here. Keep in touch with your friends and family. Allow them to pull you out or you try to let them back in. I think it's a slow and lonely process but I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel if we keep plodding towards it.