One of depression’s most insidious characteristics,
is its intent to convince us we don’t have it;
that our dark thoughts, loss of energy, and inability to experience joy
are personal characteristics and failings vs. symptoms–
that we are just too weak to handle life the way others are able to.
Believing that dissuades us from treating it like a medical condition for which there are treatments.
Believing that keeps us trapped in a downward spiral that costs us on many levels.
The time and experiences we lose to it cannot be regained.
In a candid discussion with mental-health advocate and sports journalist Michael Landberg,
we talk without shame about our shared experiences and battles with depression
and make the important distinction between being sick and being weak.
Link to signs of depression: