My mom gave me a Giving Key bracelet about this time last year that says "STRENGTH" on it because she could see what I couldn't at the time. I was struggling with depression and knew something was wrong but couldn't motivate myself to DO anything. I continued to work hard, make good grades, exercise, and go out with friends, but I didn't feel any joy anymore. A year later, I feel hope again. I'm on new medications and trying to eliminate from my life the things that were bringing me down. I'm giving my key away tomorrow to a friend who needs it more than me now. I'm truly blessed to have her in my life and want her to know how loved and strong she is. I'm going to have to continue to fight for love and joy each day, but now that I have a little help I feel more confident in that fight.