I need some serious help. I have been (and in all honesty, am still in) a deep depression. I am at the point where I need to either get some serious help or a gun. I have spoken to a few of my closer contacts here about what I needed to do and have determined I need to talk to a counselor about my depression, gender issues, and other non-gender related issues I'm dealing with. However, with the gender issues in there I know the therapist needs to be skilled in dealing with gender issues and not just the depression. I had decided on a therapist in the Montgomery, Alabama area. I live about halfway between Atlanta & Montgomery and for a few reasons determined it would be better to go to a therapist in Montgomery. However, I first called her last Monday (9 days ago), have called & e-mailed her on 3 different occasions since, and still haven't heard back from her. So I may be forced to start looking again for a therapist in the Atlanta area. Do any of you have any experience with a good on? One who will not try to force me towards a transition but one who might be able to help me juggle both sides of myself. Also, I am in need of some REAL friends. (How pathetic am I to be on the internet begging for friends???) As a warning, I am NOT interested in any sexual activities with anyone other than my wife so if you are looking for that, don't waste either of our time. I am a good Christian girl who just wants to have some friends who can help me experience life and help me to be a better woman. I do not want to just "put on a dress and go party". There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, it's just not what I am looking for. So if any of you have ANY suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. The life you save may be mine.