When all of your emotions are amplified to the point that you can no longer hear them (like an emotional white noise) you tend to stick with the ones you fear the most.
Poor Shakespeare. Writing a downer like Hamlet must have set him back years on his path to attaining fame and fortune.
When I was 16, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. After the diagnosis, my uncle slapped me on the back and said, “Welcome to the family kid,” while my family all compared drugs around the kitchen table.
My mum once told me that she thinks there are two types of people in the world; those that inspire you and those that drain you, so always pick wisely. You’d have thought this would have drained me, but it didn’t. He inspired me.
After nine years of being depressed, I still feel like no one really understands me. I think somewhere after the first two years, I started to think no one ever would. So I would distance myself. And then, people understood me even less.
The best way I can describe depression is a negative perception filter.
One day you’ll think back to the happier times you shared and feel struck by the contrast of how things are now. You’ll get the distinct feeling that someone you love has passed away.
If you ask me now, I can’t even remember why I felt so desperate and tormented.
Antidepressants are too often used as a quick fix to mask symptoms of a bigger problem that you’re just too lazy or scared to take charge of.
1. Dogs tend to chew on another dog’s ear before they start humping them.