REBLOG: I’m reposting this blog entry today in tribute to one of my personal heros who died a year ago today. Please, take a moment to read this.
Take a moment to read this Gay Man’s description of the inner struggle many living with Depression must go through on a daily basis. Even the most energetic and funny person with a positive outlook on life can be someone who is fighting with inner demons. You just don’t see it. I commend this man’s bravery for putting his story (and face) out there for others to learn from.
Someday, I may share my own story but right now I think this man needs the recognition. I also leave you with a favorite quote from a famous comedian to think about.
“It’s difficult to be strong for others when when you’re having a hard time being strong for yourself”- Robin Williams
I’m constantly reminded of my own depression.
OK, maybe that sounds too dramatic, naïve, self-absorbed, or annoying. Maybe it sounds downright depressing.
Perhaps a better way to put it would be to say: I’m constantly, randomly reminded of my own depression. It doesn’t really matter where I am. I could be sitting in a room full of people I just met, walking home after work, or watching Beyonce music videos on YouTube (it’s a tragedy, I know). I could even be laughing when I feel it. But I always know when it’s there.
I’m not sure how to describe depression exactly. Does it make you feel sad? Yes. Down? Yes. But I think there is more to it than that…