Well-meaning friend, after reading about my current struggle with Depression :
“You’re depressed? But you have Eric now!”
Yeah, and you know what’s weird? Eric has me now, yet he STILL struggles with Diabetes!
Depression is a real illness.
And as with any real illness, love and support is undeniably helpful, but it is not a cure.
I think as soon as we stop thinking of Depression as something that can be fixed with a loving relationship, a fun night on the town, or a day in the sunshine, the sooner people will feel comfortable coming forward with their struggle and getting the actual help– the medical help– they need.
Let’s change the conversation.
And if you’re not sure how, start here.