I’ve been living with diagnosed depression for over 20 years, but since it was diagnosed at that time as Long-Term Chronic Depression with a probable onset in my pre-language formative years, we’ll just go with “my whole life.” (Depressed and Anxious, Since 1966!)
Also, I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and suicidal ideation comes and goes.
“Silently Surviving” is apt today, and most days.
Edit: July 2018… diagnosed with breast cancer. Bilateral mastectomies in September. Radiation and possibly chemotherapy to.come.