Depression is not sadness, it is much more than sadness. Depression is often described as nothingness. It is a state of being that grips us firmly, without end in sight. Depression is a hog of our attention, our energy, and our will to move forward. Knowing we are not alone in the experience of depression can provide momentary relief, but most times we just want the empathy to turn into strength that alleviates this weight. Below is a TED talk by Andrew Soloman on his battle and insights with depression. His story-telling propels us into the depths of depression and back out, giving us hope and understanding, whether we are the ones plagued by this destruction or we know and love someone who can't quite get out of the numbness and we are trying to understand.
A healthier, happier you.