“It was amazing to me to realize just how many people had gone through similar things as me. But no one knows these things until you start the conversation. So let’s start the freaking conversation.
I am medicated to treat my depression. I love when people tell me they can’t believe I’m medicated. You seem so happy. Yes because I’m freaking medicated. Just like when people find out I use head and shoulders, yet I don’t have dandruff. Think about it.”
It’s true, the numbers on depression are astonishing mostly because we don’t talk about it. I’m no longer medicated, but I’m glad that I was when I needed to be, and I’m not at all ashamed to admit that even now I have to keep a close eye on myself for signs of depression coming back. That doesn’t make me weak, it makes me smart. Having depression doesn’t make you weak either, it makes you one out of millions!