If you're suffering from depression, Carol Kivler says there is hope!

Carol, who was first diagnosed with a mental illness in 1990, says ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) has become her "ladder out of the depression pit."

In light of her recovery, Carol founded Courageous Recovery to continue to share her personal story of depression, treatment and recovery with healthcare professionals, organizations, patients, and the family and friends of those diagnosed with mental illness.

Carol's mission is to dispel myths and stigma surrounding mental illness and inspire hope that recovery is real.

Carol Kivler is our featured guest on "I Love Life" this week.  The programs airs daily at 12:50 p.m. on KXRB.