We Drink Because We’re Poets posted this on facebook yesterday, I wanted to share it here.

As one commenter said that the above statement was “hauntingly beautiful and painfully true.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Many people who suffer from Depression can seem happy on the outside but on the inside are fighting a daily battle of severe and persistent feelings of worthlessness, self-blame, sadness and hopelessness.

A major depressive disorder — usually just called “depression” — is different than the “blues”. Someone experiencing depression is grappling with feelings of severe despair over an extended period of time. Almost every aspect of their life can be affected, including their emotions, physical health, relationships and work. For people with depression, it does not feel like there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” — there is just a long, dark tunnel.
Canadian Mental Health Association