Well, I just ran into this talk and I feel the same as a lot of you. I too had a mental breakdown back in 1999, lost my job, got $10,000 in debt in 4 months, boyfriend (of 3.5 years) beat me (first & last time), got evicted, then at 21 years old had to move home. I was severly depresed with manic mood swings, and a cutter! After tons of theropy, drugs and no support from anyone, (no one understood) I gave up on everything and went on my own. I stopped all drugs, all group meetings, got all the toxic people out of my life (well that took 3 years) and just starting doing things the way I wanted too. Not everyone can just stop things, not suggested! Lost a few jobs this way, a few boyfriends, even more friends, but in the long run (5-6 years later) I'm a very happy person, with little up's and down's, I have no toxic people in my life and have found a job that takes me as I am. My biggest deal was the people that I hung around with, you only reflect what kind of people you around & attmospher that you surround yourself with. I really believe in that. It helps to have the right support system, in my case I didn't have one, this hobby has brought me from irrate to pretty level headed at times, (the other way around at times too). Music is another thing that can eiather help you stay where you are, or bring you up! Being a fond fan of the old days music of NIN, Stabbing Westward, Pink Floyd, Zepplin, Doors, and many more that I can't remember! Being an ex-cutter, if anyone needs support, I'm always around. Good luck everyone and remember tomorrow is a new day, it may seem gloomy, but give it a chance! Sorry for my bad spelling.