I know you are one of the countless ppl who think depression =sadness, so hear is a little…
Heather Erickson

Hi Heather,

I think it’s great that you want people to be aware of the distinction between sadness and depression. I did not intend to state that depression is not a mental illness. Personally, I have gone through bouts of depression throughout my life, some periods longer than others. It was a short period of experiencing this state that I was referring to — not the prolonged, chronic mental illness that is debilitating for many people.

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