Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Depression and Keeping it Together

A GREAT piece that's been making the rounds on Facebook this week. Excerpts:
A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.
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So, this Cult of Happy article just set me off. Just… anger. Rage. Depression is serious – debilitating, often dangerous, and it’s got an enormous stigma. It leaves people to fend for themselves. 
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My 21 Tips on Keeping Your Shit Together During Depression 1)   Know that you’re not alone. Know that we are a silent legion, who, every day face the solipsism and judgement of Happy People Who Think We Just Aren’t Trying. There are people who are depressed, people who have been depressed, and people who just haven’t been hit with it yet. 

I also totally love Greta Christina's honest blogging about her depression and hope to see more writers doing this and lessening the stigmas around it.

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