No sane or crazy person would. But that doesn't stop the
market place and the uninformed from saying stupid stuff.
This is a pebble in the road about what is depression. I'm
thinking if I make enough pebbles, I'll get an episode out. It is
hard when you have to fight for every single word.
There are people writing articles, books and podcasts. Many of
those people want you to spend money on thinking yourself out of
the diagnosed version of depression.
It doesn't work like that.
One way to think about depression is being enveloped into a
fog life of no highs, no lows just gray.
Everything is gray. And that voice in the head that is telling
you it will never get better because you aren't worth getting
And you have to fight through that fog and that awful voice
just to stay alive and prove it wrong.
There are people you don't know who are doing wonderful things
but they are fighting through the fog too. Some of them have stated
they have the condition. Others keep it on the down low. Either
way, it is a struggle.
One of the resources that I mention in the episode is for the
National Institute of Mental Health booklet on Depression
. You can read it on
their website or download the PDF version.
Helpguide.org post on Depression Symptoms and Warning
National Institute of Mental
Health booklet on Depression.
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