As you have possibly experienced, questioning yourself about depression just make it worse.
Ivan Miller

Absolutely, Ivan! Some of my closest friends don’t exactly ‘understand’ but have been really the best support I could ask for. And I don’t think we should necessarily stop trying to explain, nor should people stop wanting to know more about it, because talking and being open helps. I just think that people need to be ready to accept that the seriousness and legitimacy of depression as an illness (and anxiety and all other mental illnesses really) without the sufferer having to convince people of the ‘legitimacy’ of it — themselves included! :)

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