I’ll be 48 next week! I had severe depression in my late teens that almost led to suicide and did lead to 3 months of inpatient treatment. I was reflecting on life purpose recently and trying to figure out what I might have to offer. It caused me to do a google search and here I am. I think most people who look at my life now (I’m happily married, have a career, good friends, great in-laws, and live in a 4 bedroom house with just my husband and 2 cats) would be very surprised to know how badly I wanted to die. I’m also 1/2 American Indian. Although I’ve never lived on a reservation, I hear it is a big problem there. I’m not sure yet how I would like to volunteer but I thought I’d take this step anyway.