Depression. It is a word that gets misused a lot. If someone is having a bad
day, (s)he may say, "I am so depressed today." But true depression--mental illness--
is not the blues. It is a chemical illness that can have tragic results.
Depression clouds your thinking, your judgment. Sadness is amplified.
Motivation is nonexistent. Sleep is just a memory. Nothing matters anymore.
Life doesn't matter. Depression robs you of your soul, of your very will to
live. Getting depression is involuntary - no one asks for it, just like people
don't ask to get cancer or diabetes. But, we do know that depression is a
treatable illness. That people can feel good again!
If the description sounds like what you or someone know are feeling, PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE go get help. You will be glad you did. If you are depressed and
want information and/or support, go to our depression support site.
If you think or suspect that someone you know is depressed, go to Information for friends and family members.