My name is Debbie and I have been going through a course of treatment of TMS. I have a family history of mental illness – depression – on my father’s side. Two and a half years ago, I lost my brother to suicide. I was going through the grief process which is very, very hard, but then the grief process turned into depression which took on a life of its own. Before my brother took his own life, I had tried many different antidepressants and they would work for awhile, but then they’d stop working so I would have to switch to a new one. This last time my depression was so bad, and I was so low, I was ready to take my own life. Then I had gotten a referral to Dr. Drobnick and he suggested I start with TMS. And believe it or not, after 3 treatments, I felt better. Then my mood dipped again, but I continued with treatments, and I started feeling better again. A day that stands out in my mind is the day I was going out to my barn to take care of my animals and I just screamed out in the middle of the field, “I feel great!” I felt like the whole world had been lifted off of my shoulders. I started treatment 8 weeks ago and I still feel great! I just returned from whale watching in Hawaii and I am looking forward to the future!