I'm Jillian, older than dust and have had depression and anxieties for over 28 years. I also have problems with emotional regulation, in that I cry a lot of the time and very easily. I find it easy to type about myself on computer, but fail almost totally in talking to people face to face.
I like to laugh as often as I can because it helps me to feel less stressed. I have a dog which helps me do this, sometimes if only when I have to pull myself back onto my feet again after she has knocked me over.
I have a couple of children who also have depression and anxieties, which causes even more anxiety for me. And I also have a husband who likes a drink who also causes more anxieties for both me and my children. On the positive side however, he also makes us laugh, so one often cancels the other out sort of.
Thanks for listening/reading. Jillian