He had studied psychology, been previously treated for depressive episodes
and had done exhaustive online research trying to understand
what was happening in his mind and body.
Yet, the pieces did not come together
until he heard other people with depression talking about their experiences of the illness.
Only then did he realize the darkness was not his alone.
Nor was it a personal failing or weakness.
Depression is common and treatable,
and talking openly about it brings light to our own, and others darkness.
Please take 22 minutes to listen to John’s story.
Please share it if you think someone else might benefit from his hard-earned understanding.
Mindful Self-Compassion episodes: https://soundcloud.com/givingvoicetodepression/mindfulness-and-self-compassion-for-these-stressful-times