ARP 269 - You Don't Choose Depression

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 better.

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.

Resources Mentioned: post on Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs

National Institute of Mental Health booklet on Depression

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


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