You're so right about the research center!!
Depression really adds quite a hurdle though.
I have anxiety issues, myself. Sometimes worse than others. The one time I really felt a true "depression", I couldn't believe the power of it. Before that, I honestly believed people could choose whether to have a good day or be happy. Now, I know better.
I hope you get the support you need with that.
As far as non-professional help goes... I would be happy to lend you whatever support I can.
I think this is a really good place. There are so many people and different threads...
I wish much success as you continue this journey.
We can all do this!