Truth is powerful
Why don’t we speak out about depression? Enough people are ready to admit they have anxiety issues. But not depression. Perhaps it’s because ‘everyone has a bit of anxiety’. But it isn’t the same as having full blown panic attacks, daily.
When I share my art or photography, people often say ‘that’s grim!’ Or ‘why not make it a little more positive?’ Why? Because I’d be lying. Depression isn’t positive and there isn’t always a happy ending around the corner. That’s not to say people can’t recover, but it often takes very long and not everybody does.
I also get a lot of ‘but you’re not always upset’. No. But that doesn’t mean everything is great either. Yes, depressed people can appreciate a joke, some can manage to go to school or work, Some can’t, or only sometimes. That doesn’t always mean they are more or less depressed. It’s just…
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