Thursday, January 01, 2015

depressive realizations

After suffering a disappointment, Annie Savoy said "A woman should be so strong, she's not affected by such things."

This sums up one of the worst things they don't tell you about depression. It's not so much the psychological sense of dread or the physical aches, as bad as they are. But the idea that the depression fit was probably triggered by something minor? Something that shouldn't be so big of a deal to cause such a mental and physical shutdown? That is often worse.

What is truly horrible, though, is knowing that depression is a disease rather than a mental obstacle to be overcame, that even the feelings of inadequacy themselves are just more functions of said disease. This, my friend, will truly kick you in the ass.

Annie Savoy didn't know the half of it.

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