She reveals a few important aspects of depression most people don’t understand, so we wanted to share it with you here today.
For me, depression is not sadness. It’s not having a bad day and needing a hug. It gave me a complete and utter sense of isolation and loneliness. Its debilitation was all-consuming, and it shut down my mental circuit board. I felt worthless, like I had nothing to offer, like I was a failure. Now, after seeking help, I can see that those thoughts, of course, couldn’t have been more wrong.
The article followers her interview with Off Camera with Sam Jones, where she encouraged viewers not to feel shame for their struggle with anxiety.