I need help. Where do I start? (No I’m not suicidal. I just see the downward spiral ahead.)

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A good place to start is therapy and talking to your general practitioner about how you're feeling. They can help send you on the right path.

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Step one: make an appointment to talk to a therapist. Put it on your calendar and don't let yourself bail. Step two: get yourself to a gym or workout class. Exercise is proven to help when you're feeling down.

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Get a referral from your dr to see a therapist. Then see your therapist.

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