Actually, my depression is pretty debilitating at times, and combined with panic attacks and anxiety. It's a fact for me, but I don't want people feeling sorry for me, and I hate it when I feel sorry for myself, as well. Life happens, and you got to live it. Got to get up, go to work ect, otherwise you miss the good things in life as well. If I can do it, other people can too. This, I do know, you have to be willing to change yourself internally, before your situation changes. Changing externals helps though. People saying they can't is most of the problem. The battles over right there and then. Nothing can be changed. Life's a bitch, but she can be pretty sweet too.
GLBT is really not the same thing. It's not a perception, you can't alter brain chemistries to stimulate hetero attraction. You can't alter diet and excersize away the gay. Getting enough sleep doesn't change that you feel like a man in a women's body.